With the win, Kentucky improves to 1-0 in exhibition play this season and 7-0 under fourth-year head coach Mickie DeMoss.
Had this been a regular-season game, Kentucky would lead the all-time series with Northern Kentucky 11-4, including a 6-2 advantage when playing in Lexington.
The Wildcats have won six consecutive meetings against the Norse.
UK also would be 115-40 (.742) all-time vs. t eams from the Bluegrass State had this been a regular-season contest.
Key run: Leading 48-45 with 16:06 remaining in the game, Kentucky went on a 10-4 run over the next five-and-a-half minutes to go ahead 58-49 and put the game away.
The Wildcats held Northern Kentucky to just 43.8 percent (28-of-53) shooting from the floor. Last season, Kentucky held its opponent below 50 percent shooting in 26-of-31 games.
Kentucky shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) from the floor in the game. The Cats shot better than 50 percent in five games last season.
Junior guard Samantha Mahoney, a pre-season second-team All-SEC selection, led the Wildcats in scoring with 28 points. Had it been a regular season game, Mahoney would have set a new career high, besting her previous mark of 22 points scored against LSU in the 2004-05 season. Mahoney had scored 20 or more points on four previous regular-season occasion. She made a career-high 11 field goals in the game.
Sophomore point guard Carly Ormerod scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting. She had reached double-figure point totals 13 times in her playing career heading into tonight’s contest.
Senior guard Jenny Pfeiffer, the Wildcats’ leading free-throw shooter last season was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line in the game with 13 points. Pfeiffer made 94-of-106 attempts from the floor last season.
The Cats close out their 2006-07 exhibition slate on Tuesday, Nov. 7 when they play host to Shawnee State (Portsmouth, Ohio) in Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. EST and the game will be carried live on the Big Blue Sports Network (radio) with Neil Price.