NCAA Women's Basketball Second Round Notes

POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY 79, OKLAHOMA 58
MARCH 21, 2016
SECOND ROUND, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY


OKLAHOMA NOTES

Oklahoma ends the season 22-11. 
The Sooners are in their 19th NCAA Tournament – the 17th in a row under Coach Sherri Coale.
o OU is 32-19 all-time in the tourney
o OU is 10-6 in second round games.
Oklahoma had a strong night at the foul line, making 16 of 19 free throws for 84.2 percent.
The Sooners were led by junior guard Gioya Carter with 12 points, tallying double figures in four of the last five games.
Junior guard Peyton Little tallied 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Senior forward Kaylon “Kay Kay” Williams was a force inside with nine points and nine rebounds.

KENTUCKY NOTES

Kentucky is now 25-7 on the season.
Kentucky is making its 13th NCAA Tournament appearance, seventh in a row under Coach Matthew Mitchell. 
o UK is 19-12 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky held both of its opening round opponents under 30 percent from the field, 20.6 percent vs. UNC Asheville and 27.9 percent tonight vs. Oklahoma. 
The Wildcats were productive in driving to the basket and drawing fouls. UK shot 38 foul shots, making 29, for 76.3 percent.
UK had five players score in double figures.
Senior guard Janee Thompson led the Wildcats with 16 points, in the process scoring the 1,000th point of her career in her final home game in Memorial Coliseum.
Sophomore forward Alexis Jennings had 13 points while leading the Wildcats with eight rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots.
Oklahoma did a good job on UK junior guard Makayla Epps, limiting the Wildcats’ leading scorer to only one field goal. Epps did make 10 foul shots and finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Freshman guard Maci Morris scored 12 points, all coming on four 3-pointers.
Junior forward Evelyn Akhator had 11 points and tied her career high for assists with three.

KENTUCKY ADVANCES TO THE SWEET 16

Kentucky advances to the Lexington Regional, which will be held Friday and Sunday in Rupp Arena.
Friday’s games will feature 
o 7 p.m. : Washington vs. Kentucky
o 9:30 p.m.: Notre Dame vs. the winner of South Dakota State/Stanford, which was being played as this was written.
Kentucky will be making its sixth all-time appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16.
It is UK’s first Sweet 16 appearance since 2014 and fifth in the last eight seasons.
UK is 4-1 all-time in regional semifinals games.