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Kentucky-Ole Miss Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Ole Miss Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

THURSDAY, FEB. 29, 2024


Team Records and Series Notes  

  • Kentucky is 11-18 overall and 4-11 in the Southeastern Conference in 2023-24, while Ole Miss is 21-7 overall and 11-4 in the conference this season.
  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 50th season.
    • UK has a 905-606 (.599) all-time record.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her fourth season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 60-58 (.513) overall record.
    • She has a 23-39 overall record in the SEC.
  • Kentucky trails the all-time meetings with Ole Miss, 28-19, in a series that began in 1980.
    • Kentucky trails Ole Miss, 12-10, in games played in Lexington.
  • Kentucky will play at No. 9/7 LSU on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. ET.
    • The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination Casidy Rowe, Maddie Scherr, Amiya Jenkins, Emma King and Ajae Petty for the fourth straight game.
    • UK is 2-2 when using that starting combination.
    • It is UK’s 11th starting combination this season.
  • The Wildcats won the opening tip.
  • Amiya Jenkins was the first player to score for Kentucky for the third time this season.
  • Brooklynn Miles was the first substitute off the bench for Kentucky for the fourth time this season.

How It Happened

  • Kentucky trailed Ole Miss, 20-7, at the end of the first quarter, as UK experienced trouble making shots on 14.2 percent to start the game.
    • The Wildcats turned the ball over seven times in that period, giving up eight points on those miscues.
    • UK also allowed UM to go on a 10-0 run for more than three minutes in the middle of the first quarter.
  • The Rebels only outscored the Wildcats, 17-15, in the second quarter.
    • Kentucky didn’t allow Ole Miss to go on a run more than two baskets in that period, as it improved its scoring efforts to 35.5 percent.
      • The two teams traded quarter-high, 5-0 runs in the final five minutes of the half.
    • Kentucky stretched its 5-0 run from before the half into a 9-0 run to start the third quarter, cutting its deficit to just 11 points. Meanwhile, UK kept UM scoreless for the first two minutes and 40 seconds of the third quarter.
      • The two teams traded baskets for the next several possessions, as UK maintained that 11-point deficit during that stretch.
        • However, UM used a 3-pointer at 4:52 in the third quarter to launch a 17-0 run down the stretch.
      • The Wildcats trailed the Rebels, 60-32, at the end of the third quarter.
    • Despite the two teams having balanced scoring in the final period, the gap was too much for Kentucky to overcome.
      • Kentucky lost to Ole Miss, 75-45.

Player Notes

  • Saniah Tyler, a sophomore guard, had a team-high tying 10 points on 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the arc.
    • She has scored 10+ points in 15 games this season and 15 games in her career.
    • She added one rebound and one assist.
  • Amiya Jenkins, a sophomore guard, had a team-high tying 10 points.
    • She has scored 10+ points in seven games this season and seven games in her career.
    • She added two rebounds.
  • Eniya Russell, a senior guard, had a team-high six rebounds.
    • She added six points, an assist and a block.
  • In the final home game of her career, Emma King, a graduate guard, had four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.

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