Lexington WBB Regional: Kentucky-Washington Notes

POSTGAME NOTES
WASHINGTON 85, KENTUCKY 72
MARCH 25, 2016
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY


WASHINGTON NOTES

Washington improves to 25-10 overall. 
The Huskies are in their 18th NCAA Tournament and second consecutive.
o UW is 18-17 all-time in the tourney.
o This marked UW’s eighth overall Sweet 16 and first since 2001.
o UW is now 3-6 in the regional semifinals.
Washington hit 11 of 28 from the 3-point line (39.0 percent). 
o Marked the most 3-pointers since netting a season-high 12 at Washington State on Dec. 29, 2015.
The Huskies were led by senior forward Talia Walton who recorded her second 30-point of the season with a game-high tying 30 points. 
o Marked her 13th straight game in double digits and second straight with 20 or more. 
Junior forward Chantel Osahor finished with 19 points and a game-high 17 rebounds, her 10th double-double of the season.
o Marked her second 20-point performance of the season and first since scoring a career-high 24 vs. Colorado on Jan. 2, 2016.
Junior guard Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, including 16 in the second half.
o Dished out a game-high seven assists.
o Has scored in double figures in all 35 games this season, including 20 or more in 31 games and three in a row.

KENTUCKY NOTES

Kentucky finishes its season with a 25-8 overall record.
Kentucky made its 13th NCAA Tournament appearance and seventh in a row under Coach Matthew Mitchell. 
o UK is now 19-13 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
This is Kentucky’s sixth all-time appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16.
o It is UK’s first Sweet 16 appearance since 2014 and fifth in the last eight seasons.
o UK is 4-2 overall in the regional semfinals, 3-2 under Mitchell.
Kentucky is now 25-14 all-time in Rupp Arena, 2-1 this season. The Cats defeated Louisville and Duke in the regular season.
UK shot just 40 percent from the field (32 of 80), including 24 percent from beyond the arc (5 of 21).
UK hit just 3 of 9 from the free-throw line, the lowest amount of makes and attempts for the Wildcats this season.
Junior guard Makayla Epps led UK with a season-high 30 points, her eighth game of the season with at least 20 points.
o Has netted double digits in 10 straight games.
Junior forward Evelyn Akhator posted her 13th double-double and fourth in the last seven games with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Junior forward Alexis Jennings came off the bench for 12 points and 10 rebounds, her second double-double of the season.
Senior point guard Janee Thompson finished her Wildcat career with 11 points and 1,015 career points.
o With five assists today, she finishes with 347 in her career which ranks 10th on UK’s all-time list.

WASHINGTON ADVANCES TO THE ELITE 8

Washington advances to the Elite 8, which will be held Saturday in Rupp Arena at 1 p.m. vs. either Standford or Notre Dame.
The Huskies are 0-2 in the Elite 8.