Lexington WBB Regional: Kentucky-Washington Notes
WASHINGTON 85, KENTUCKY 72
MARCH 25, 2016
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
• 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 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.