The UK Women returned to Memorial Coliseum on Sunday to host High Point University, beating the Panthers, 71-49.
The Wildcats had four players in double figures. Here are some other key stats, both team and individual, for the win over High Point.
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky moves to 4-0 on the season while High Point is now 2-1.
- The Wildcats will return to action Thanksgiving Day at 1 p.m. ET at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. UK will play South Florida, UCLA and North Carolina during the event. Darren Headrick will have the call on radio on the UK Sports Network.
- The Wildcats now lead the all-time series in games played against High Point, 3-0.
- UK is now 802-532 all-time in program history.
- Matthew Mitchell is in his 12th year with the Wildcats and holds a 260-117 record. Mitchell is 290-146 overall in 14 years as a head coach.
- The Wildcats hold an all-time record of 442-156 in Memorial Coliseum, including a 152-27 record under Matthew Mitchell in the historic building.
- Kentucky is receiving votes in the USA Today/Coaches Preseason Top 25 and is scheduled to play 14 games this season against teams that are currently ranked in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25 and/or the Associated Press Top 25.
- Kentucky used the starting combination of senior guard Taylor Murray, senior guard Maci Morris, freshman guard Rhyne Howard, sophomore forward KeKe McKinney and redshirt junior forward Ogechi Anyagaligbo.
- This was the first time UK has used this starting combination this season.
- The Wildcats got off to another slow start offensively missing its first six shots before Maci Morris hit a jumper with just over 4 minutes left in the first quarter.
- HPU started on a 5-0 run before UK finished the first quarter on a 16-0 run as part of a 20-2 run overall to take a 20-7 lead after the first 10 minutes of play.
- Seniors Taylor Murray and Maci Morris scored 15 combined points in the first quarter with Morris leading the way with eight and Murray with seven.
- Both teams were more efficient offensively in the second quarter with UK winning the quarter, 22-21.
- HPU’s 21 points in the second quarter were the most UK has allowed in a quarter this season.
- Ten of HPU’s 21 points were from free throws as UK got into foul trouble in the second half with Howard, Morris and Roach all with 2 or more fouls.
- High Point had more points off turnovers than UK at halftime with seven.
- Kentucky outscored High Point 15-9 in the third quarter including a 8-2 run to end the period.
- The run helped UK earn its first 20-point lead of the game at 57-35 with 2:05 left.
- UK earned its largest lead of the game at 4:58 in the fourth quarter, 69-43.
- The Wildcats have had at least a 15-point lead in every game this season.
- Kentucky had 15 assists on 26 made baskets and has had 15 or more assists in three of its four games this season.
- Senior guard Maci Morris led all scorers with 22 points going 8-of-16 from the field with five rebounds.
- Morris now has 1,263 career points, which ranks 19th most in program history. She needs 53 more to tie Bria Goss for 18th all-time in school history in points scored.
- Morris has 185 career 3-pointers made which ranks third in program history. She needs 12 more to tie Jennifer O’Neill for second all-time in program history.
- This was Morris’ first 20-point scoring game of the season and the 13th of her career.
- Morris has now led Kentucky in scoring 26 times during her career while Sunday’s performance was her 69th career game with 10 or more points.
- Senior guard Taylor Murray went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for 14 points.
- Murray now has 1,014 career points and is the 34th player in school history with 1,000 career points.
- Murray has 343 career assists and needs 6 more to tie A’dia Mathies for 10th all-time in program history.
- Murray has now led Kentucky in assists 44 times during her career.
- Freshman guard Blair Green scored 10 points in the game, going 5-of-10 from the field with four rebounds and a team-best three assists.
- Green has scored in double figures twice this season.
- Sophomore forward KeKe McKinney had a season-best nine rebounds.