Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky falls to 8-7 this season, while Tennessee is 13-0.
- Today’s game marked Kentucky’s third against a top-10 team this season, having fallen to No. 9/9 Baylor and No. 3/4 Louisville.
- Matthew Mitchell is in his 11th season as head coach at Kentucky. He is the winningest head coach in program history at 249-107.
- Tennessee leads the all-time series between the two teams, 55-11, including a 23-8 mark in games played in Lexington.
- This was the second game of the series played inside Rupp Arena.
o UK claimed the victory in the first game, 66-63, vs. No. 1 Tennessee on Jan. 26, 2006.
- Kentucky is set to play its first SEC road contest on Thursday, traveling to College Station, Texas, to take on No. 22/21 Texas A&M. The game will be broadcast live on SEC Network and on the UK Sports Radio Network with Darren Headrick calling the action.
- Kentucky used the starting combination of senior Alyssa Rice, senior Makenzie Cann, junior Taylor Murray, junior Maci Morris and freshman KeKe McKinney.
o UK is 2-4 with that starting-five combination.
- Tennessee started the game on a 10-0 run as UK went 0-of-6 from the floor in the first four minutes of the game.
o UK closed the first quarter with a 26-7 deficit.
- The Wildcats were able to find some momentum in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Vols 13-10 and holding UT scoreless for the final 4:24 of the first half.
- Kentucky went on to outscore the Lady Vols 29-27 in the second half, paced by 13 second-half points from junior guard Maci Morris.
o In total, UK posted a 42-37 lead over Tennessee in the final three quarters.
- UK held the seventh highest scoring offense in the country to a season-low 63 points.
o The Lady Vols were averaging 88.3 points per game before today’s game.
o Their previous low this season was 68 points vs. Wichita State on Nov. 20.
- The Wildcats forced a season-high 21 turnovers from its opponent in the contest, and gave up just 12 turnovers.
- Kentucky’s 49 points scored is the first time the Wildcats have scored less than 50 points in a game since posting 48 vs. Louisville on Dec. 2, 2012.
- Maci Morris led all scorers in the contest with 18 points to go with two rebounds and three steals.
o She’s scored in double digits in all but one contest this season.
o Morris hit three 3s in the game, taking her career total to 139, which ranks seventh most in program history.
§ She needs just 23 more to tie Jenny Pfeiffer (2003-07) for sixth most.
o Morris eclipsed the 900-point mark in today’s game and has 912 career points.
§ Morris needs just 88 points to become the 33rd member of UK’s 1,000 point club. She needs 111 points to tie Sandy Harding for 32nd all-time on UK’s career scoring list.
§ She’s averaging 16.1 points per game this season.
o She’s led UK in scoring 10 times this season.
o Her three steals also matched a career high.
- Dorie Harrison added nine points in the contest.
o Her nine points matches her second-highest scoring production of the season and her highest since Nov. 16 vs. Montana.
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