Women’s Basketball: Morris scores 35, but Kentucky falls to #8 South Carolina 81-63

It was a banner day for Maci Morris, as she scored a career high 35 points, which puts her in a special company with Makayla Epps and Valerie Still as the only players to score 35 points in a game, but it was all for not as Kentucky (13-15 Overall 5-9 in conference) fell on the road to #8 South Carolina (22-5 Overall and 11-3 in conference) 81-63. Check out the 1st half recap here. Much like the second quarter, South Carolina continued to shoot the ball well and started out on a 10-2 run, due to Kentucky turnovers and a great shooting performance, to quickly go up 48-28 after a timeout from Kentucky with 7:10 remaining. South Carolina continued their hot shooting from the field, with 56%, to help score 29 points in the third quarter alone to lead 67-44. On a positive note, at the final media timeout, Kentucky trailed 78-49 with 4:26 to go, but over that period they outscored the Gamecocks 14 -3, but it was just too little too late, as South Carolina rolled 81-63. Kentucky wasn’t able to hold onto the ball much as they had 18 turnovers and only shot 36% from field. South Carolina had an outstanding performance from A’ja Wilson, who scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and she had help from Bianca Jackson, who had 12 points. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan had 10 points off the bench.

Kentucky will be back in action this Thursday night, for their final road game of the season against the struggling Ole Miss Rebels. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30pm and you can catch it on the SEC Network.

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