After a very close three quarters, the Kentucky Women’s basketball team were able to pull away in the 4th quarter to defeat Auburn 65-48. The win gives the Women’s basketball team their third consecutive win in SEC play which is the longest win streak of the season since starting out 6-0 to begin the season. The Wildcats were led in scoring by Maci Morris who had 18 points on 5 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, followed by Taylor Murray with 14 points to go along with 5 assists and 5 steals. Also Alyssa Rice nearly pulled off the double double with 11 points and 9 rebounds.
The third quarter played out much like the previous two as both teams weren’t able to get much going as they tied 13-13 leading to a score of 42-38. However the Wildcats used a 13-0 run to start the 4th quarter giving them the cushion they needed to gain a much needed victory in hopes of getting a better seed in the SEC Tournament
Much of the first half struggles to hold onto the ball carried over to the second half for both teams as they finished the game combing for 45 turnovers. While committing 20 out of the 45 turnovers, the Wildcats were able to limit Auburn to 7 steals holding them well below their league leading average of 14.3 steals per game.
The Kentucky Wildcats women will be back in action on Sunday, February 4, at 12:00 p.m. against LSU. The game will be at Memorial Coliseum and will be on the SEC Network.
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