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Kentucky Rematches Georgia in SEC Tournament First Round on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET on SEC Network

Kentucky Rematches Georgia in SEC Tournament First Round on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET on SEC Network

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The No. 12 seed University of Kentucky women’s basketball program will rematch No. 13 seed Georgia in the 2024 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament First Round on Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. ET at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.

The game will be broadcast on SEC Network, with Eric Frede and Christy Thomaskutty on the call. Big Blue Nation also can listen in to the play-by-play on UK Sports Network and / or 630 AM WLAP (locally), with the Voice of the Wildcats, Darren Headrick on the mic.

The Wildcats concluded the regular season with an 11-19 overall record and a 4-12 mark in the SEC. The Cats had the third-strongest strength of schedule among conference opponents, behind South Carolina and Tennessee, while they closed out the conference season by facing the top-three teams in South Carolina, Ole Miss and at LSU.

Just before that stretch, Kentucky was on a two-game winning streak after defeating Florida, 81-77, on Feb. 18 and RV/NR Mississippi State, 78-68, on the road on Feb. 22.

Ajae Petty maintained her team lead in both scoring (14.4) and rebounding (10.5) to close out the regular season, while the senior forward is coming off a 13-point, 15-rebound and three blocks game at No. 9/7 LSU last Sunday. It marked her 16th double-double of the season, while she is one of just three players in the league to have as many to close out the regular season. Of her 16 double-doubles, she has had a 30-15 game, a 20-20 game, a 20-15 game and three 20-10 games. Meanwhile, she has had a team-lead seven 20-plus point games in 2023-24.

The Wildcat is just two rebounds away from eclipsing 500 career rebounds.

Emerging as a star for the team is Saniah Tyler, who after her 14-point performance at LSU last Sunday, is averaging 10.1 points per game. Last season, as a freshman, she was averaging 2.8 minutes per game, 0.7 points per game, 0.2 rebounds per game and made just two 3-pointers. This season, as a sophomore, she is putting up 26.7 minutes per game, 10.1 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game and 59 3-pointers.

Tyler is second in the league in three-point field goal attempts (166), fourth in the league in three-point field goals (59) and fifth in the league in three-point field goals per game (1.9). She has made at least four 3-pointers in four of her last 10 games.

Petty scored 25 points and Tyler scored 18 points in Kentucky’s regular-season game at Georgia on Feb. 4. Despite dropping to the Bulldogs, 72-65, the Wildcats held a lead for more than 19 minutes in the game, shot 41.1 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from the arc on six 3-pointers.

Kentucky trails the all-time meetings with Georgia, 41-22, and in the SEC Tournament, 7-2.

The Wildcats have won six of their last seven games in the SEC Tournament, while they own a 43-43 all-time record in the tournament.

Georgia is 12-17 overall this season, including 3-13 in the conference. The Bulldogs’ leading scorer (16.6) and rebounder (8.9) Javyn Nicholson was tabbed to the All-SEC Second Team on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are averaging 63.6 points per game and 39.0 rebounds per game, while they have recorded league wins over Florida, Kentucky and Texas A&M.

For more information on the Kentucky women’s basketball team, visit UKathletics.com or follow @KentuckyWBB on X, Instagram and Facebook.

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