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Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES


NO. 18 KENTUCKY VS. FLORIDA

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021

EXACTECH ARENA – GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


 

No. 18 Kentucky 88, Florida 80 – FINAL


 

Crew Records and Sequence Notes

  • Kentucky is 15-5 on the season and 8-4 within the SEC, whereas Florida is 10-9, 3-8 within the league.
  • This became the 59th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Florida in ladies’s basketball.
    • Kentucky leads the all-time series in video games performed, 33-26.
    • UK holds a 13-10 designate within the series in video games performed in Gainesville.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her first season as head coach at Kentucky.
    • Elzy is now 15-5 as head coach of Kentucky. 
  • UK is now 860-553 all-time in its 47th 365 days of varsity ladies’s basketball.
  • Kentucky is ranked No. 18 within the most up-to-date AP Top 25 and No. 18 within the US This day/Coaches Top 25.
  • The Wildcats will return to motion Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. ET vs. LSU inside of Memorial Coliseum.
    • The game will seemingly be streamed on SEC Network+ and broadcast on the UK Sports actions Network.
    • The game will seemingly be UK’s annual Play4Kay Purple Game.

 

Crew Notes

Early Newspaper
  • Kentucky outmoded the starting mixture of senior guard Chasity Patterson, senior forwards Tatyana Wyatt and KeKe McKinney and junior guards Jazmine Massengill and Rhyne Howard.
    • This became the second time this season that UK has outmoded this starting mixture, retaining a 2-0 sage in these video games.
    • Chasity Patterson scored first for Kentucky within the game – the fifth time this season she has been the first Wildcat to rating.
    • Robyn Benton became the first sub for Kentucky.
      • It became the group-main 12th time Benton has been the first sub for the Wildcats.
    • Kentucky won the tip, marking the sixth time this season that UK has lost the opening tip.
  • Kentucky started the game with encourage-to-encourage 3s to determine on an early 6-0 lead, nonetheless the Gators battled encourage and the game became tied 13-13 on the first media timeout within the first quarter.
    • UK hit three of its first four 3-pointers within the first 5: 35 of the game.
  • At the tip of the first quarter, each teams were shooting over 50 percent from the enviornment with UK 9-of-18 from the enviornment and UF 9-of-17.
    • Kentucky had six first-quarter assists and three blocks.
    • Florida had 12 paint facets and held a 6-0 edge in second-probability facets.
    • Kentucky’s 21 first-quarter facets became its most within the first quarter since 22 at Auburn at Jan. 21.
  • Florida started the second quarter by hitting encourage-to-encourage 3s and went on a 10-2 plug to determine on a 29-23 lead on the 7: 44 designate and force a UK timeout.
  • UK ended the second quarter on a 10-0 plug to determine on a 47-42 lead into the damage at halftime. The 47 facets were the most the Wildcats possess scored within the first half of sport since scoring 48 in opposition to Wofford encourage in December.
    • The 47 facets is the most facets that Kentucky has scored within the first half of an SEC motorway sport since Jan. 2, 2014 at Alabama (50).
    • Florida’s 42 facets marked the sixth time they possess got scored 40 or more within the first half and the first since scoring 44 vs. Arkansas earlier this season.
    • Florida had four turnovers within the closing 2: 32 of the first half to enable UK to switch on its plug.
  • Kentucky shot 55.3 percent from the enviornment within the first half, going 5-of-11 from 3. Florida shot 53.3 percent from the enviornment and additionally hit five 3s.
    • Two Wildcats were in double figures within the first half with Howard main with 12 facets and six rebounds, whereas Patterson had 10 facets and hit two 3s.
    • Massengill had six assists within the first half.
  • Florida held a 13-2 edge in second-probability facets within the first half, nonetheless Kentucky had a 20-18 edge in paint facets.
  • Kentucky persevered its plug within the muse of the third quarter, extending it to 21-3 and grabbing a double-digit lead.
    • UK went 8-of-15 from the enviornment within the third quarter and 2-of-3 from 3.
    • UK’s biggest lead became 16 on the 3: 36 designate of the third quarter nonetheless the Gators would retort by ending the quarter on a 7-2 plug to discontinuance it to 70-59 heading into the fourth.
  • The plug persevered for Florida to birth the fourth quarter, spreading to 18-5 and chopping the UK lead to 73-70 with 6: 45 to switch.
  • Kentucky spoke back, ending the game by making five of its final seven enviornment targets and ending the game on a 13-8 plug.
  • The Wildcats won the fight within the paint, 40-32.
    • That is the second time UK has won the paint facets in league play. The other became in opposition to Alabama.
    • UK’s 40 paint facets became its most since scoring 56 in opposition to Wofford in non-conference motion.
  • UK is 13-2 and 7-1 within the league when it rankings over 70 facets this season.
  • UK is 6-0 this season when it shoots 50 percent or better construct the enviornment.
    • The 53.7 percent is the second easiest this season for Kentucky and its most in league motion.
  • The 88 facets scored by Kentucky is the second most in opposition to Florida in Gainesville at faculty historical past (scored 89 on Feb. 20, 1982).
    • The 88 facets scored are Kentucky’s most in opposition to Florida since Mar. 4, 2016 (92)
  • Kentucky shot 53.7% from the enviornment tonight, its easiest shooting efficiency in an SEC sport since Jan. 25, 2018 vs. Alabama (64.7%)
    • It became additionally or no longer it’s easiest shooting efficiency in an SEC motorway sport since Jan. 31, 2016 at Florida (58%)

 

Player Notes

  • Junior guard Rhyne Howard scored a sport-high 31 facets, going 12-of-20 from the enviornment and 4-of-7 from 3 with nine rebounds and two steals.
    • Howard is the fourth player at faculty historical past to possess on the least six profession 30-point video games (Valerie Soundless, Leslie Nichols, Makayla Epps).
    • Howard is the second player at faculty historical past to possess on the least three 30-point video games in consecutive seasons (Valerie Soundless).
    • Howard is the second player at faculty historical past to possess on the least five profession 30-point video games in opposition to SEC opponents (Valerie Soundless).
    • Howard is the first player at faculty historical past to possess three profession 30-point video games in opposition to SEC opponents on the motorway.
    • Howard has made 196 profession 3s, which ranks fourth most at faculty historical past.
    • Howard has 1,493 profession facets as a Wildcat, which ranks her 11th all-time in scoring at UK.
      • She needs 9 more facets to tie Sara Potts for 10th all-time.  
    • In 76 profession video games, Howard has …
      • Hit on the least one 3 in 67 profession video games, together with 14 video games this season.
      • Made three or more 3s in 34 profession video games, together with eight video games this season.
      • Scored 10+ facets in 67 profession video games, together with 15 video games this season.
      • Scored 15+ facets in 54 profession video games, together with 11 video games this season.
      • Scored 20+ facets in 39 profession video games, together with eight video games this season.
      • Scored 25+ facets in 21 profession video games, together with three instances this season.
      • Scored 30+ facets in six profession video games, together with three instances this season.
      • Led UK in scoring in 47 profession video games, together with nine instances this season.
      • Led UK in rebounding in 41 video games profession video games, together with 10 video games this season.
  • Senior guard Chasity Patterson scored 13 facets, going 5-of-8 from the enviornment and 3-of-4 from 3 with three steals.
    • This became the 15th time this season Patterson has scored 10 or more facets.
    • She has hit three or more 3s in four video games this season and six video games in her profession.
    • Led UK in steals in 13 video games this season, together with 17 profession video games.
  • Junior guard Jazmine Massengill neared a triple-double within the game with nine facets, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
    • This became a season high in assists for Massengill.
    • The seven rebounds were additionally a season high.
    • She has nine or more facets in encourage-to-encourage video games.
    • She performed a season-high 33 minutes.
    • This became the first time that Massengill has led UK In blocks.
  • Senior ahead KeKe McKinney scored a profession-high tying 13 facets within the game, adding four rebounds and a purchase.
    • The 13 facets were a season high for McKinney.
  • Senior ahead Tatyana Wyatt scored eight facets with five rebounds within the game.

Source:
Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes – UKAthletics – UKAthletics