Kentucky-Colorado Postgame Notes
Kentucky Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes
FINAL: #13/13 Kentucky 86, Colorado 61
Memorial Coliseum - Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 22, 2015
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky secured an 86-61 win over Colorado on Sunday, Nov. 22.
UK moves to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 all-time against Colorado.
Kentucky is now 2-0 this season against teams from the Pac-12 Conference. Last Sunday, Kentucky defeated then-No. 15/15 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.
The Wildcats are in their 42nd season of varsity basketball, holding a 740-496 (.598) all-time record.
Kentucky has won 53 consecutive regular season non-conference games inside Memorial Coliseum, dating back to Dec. 19, 2008 vs. Alabama A&M.
Matthew Mitchell is in his ninth season with Kentucky and the win moves him to 228-110 overall, including a 198-81 record while at Kentucky.
Kentucky closed the first period with a 14-0 run over 4:26, which was the second longest run of the season.
UK ended the first half on an 8-0 run to take a 42-21 lead into halftime.
Kentucky is now 3-0 leading or tied at halftime this season.
UK outscored CU 42-21 in the first half shooting 80% from the free throw line.
Kentucky held Colorado to just 33% from the floor in the first half.
The team forced 16 turnovers in the first half, turning them into 16 points.
Kentucky took advantage of CU’s 21 total turnovers, scoring 22 points off them.
For the fourth straight game, Kentucky outscored its opponent in the paint. The Wildcats held a 20-10 advantage in the paint against the Buffaloes.
The Wildcats were 11-for-18 in 3-pointers, which is the most 3-point field goals made since hitting 12 against Auburn on Jan. 20, 2013.
Senior guard Janee Thompson finished with 17 points, seven assists and two rebounds.
o The last time Thompson scored 10+ points in three straight games was in December of the 2013-14 season.
Freshman guard Maci Morris had 13 points, just three shy of her career-high of 16 (vs. Rice on 11/13/15).
o Morris went 3-of-6 from the 3-point line. The outing matched her career-high of 3-pointers made. She has now made a 3-pointer in every game this season.
Freshman guard Taylor Murray finished the game with 10 points, five assists and three rebounds.
o This marks Murray’s third time scoring 10+ points this season and second time with five-plus assists.
Sophomore forward/center Alexis Jennings scored 10 points – the 17th time in her career she’s scored 10+ points in a single game.
Evelyn Akhator led the team with 9 rebounds for the fourth straight game in a row and accumulated 10 points.
o This is the third time in Akhator’s career she’s had 10+ points in a single game.