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Kentucky-Auburn Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Auburn Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 2024

Team Records and Series Notes  

  • Kentucky is 9-16 overall and 2-9 in the Southeastern Conference in 2023-24, while Auburn is 16-8 overall and 5-6 in the conference this season.
  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 50th season.
    • UK has a 903-604 (.599) all-time record.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her fourth season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 58-56 (.513) overall record.
    • She has a 21-37 overall record in the SEC.
  • Auburn leads Kentucky, 28-27, in the all-time series.
    • UK and AU are tied, 12-12, in games played in Auburn.
  • Kentucky will play host to Florida in Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, on Sunday, Feb. 18 at noon ET.
    • The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.
    • It will mark the program’s 50th Anniversary Alumni Game, with nearly 90 alumni returning.


Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination Brooklynn Miles, Maddie Scherr, Cassidy Rowe, Janae Walker and Ajae Petty for the first game this season.
    • It is UK’s 10th starting combination this season.
    • UK is 0-1 when using that starting combination.
  • The Wildcats won the opening tip.
  • Ajae Petty was the first player to score for Kentucky.
  • Eniya Russell was the first substitute off the bench for Kentucky.


How It Happened

  • Kentucky trailed Auburn, 22-4, at the end of the first quarter, as UK made two of its 19 attempts from the field and AU shot 46.7 percent on 7-of-15.
  • The Wildcats picked up offense in the second quarter, improving to 37.5 percent on 6-of-16 from the field in that period, including a 3-pointer down the stretch by Cassidy Rowe.
    • The Wildcats trailed the Tigers, 40-18, at halftime.
  • Kentucky led Auburn in the third quarter, 20-17, on 63.6 percent shooting.
    • Maddie Scherr, who began the game 1-of-9 from the field, led the team in scoring in the period with seven points.
    • Kentucky trailed Auburn, 57-38, at the end of the third quarter.
  • The Wildcats started the fourth quarter with a 4-0 run, but couldn’t piece together a series larger than that down the stretch to overcome the deficit.
    • Kentucky lost at Auburn, 78-50.


Player Notes

  • Ajae Petty, a senior forward, led Kentucky with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
    • It marked her 13th double-double this season and 15th of her career.
    • She has scored 10+ points in 19 games this season and 29 games in her career.
    • She added one block and two steals.
      • She has had at least two steals in 13 games this season and 18 games in her career.
    • Maddie Scherr, a senior guard, had 11 points.
      • She has scored 10+ points in 16 games this season and 37 games in her career.
      • She added seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist.
        • She has had at least two steals in 12 games this season and 52 games in her career.

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