14th ranked Kentucky hosted Austin Peay at Memorial Coliseum to keep the momentum of their undefeated streak going in December.
KeKe McKinney puts Kentucky on the board first with a field goal and then goes for the 3 point play as the Wildcats have a 3-0 early lead. The Lady Governors get on the board. Rhyne Howard has her first points of the game putting the Cats up 5-2. Cats go on a 8-0 run and have a 9 point lead, 11-2. Lady Govs get a 3 and gets fouled for KeKe McKinney to go to the line. She misses the first but gets the second. Lady Govs get another 3, but Jaida Roper answers with a layup to bring the lead to 10, 18-8. Kentucky leads after 10 minutes of play, 24-17.
Nae Nae Cole and Sabrina Haines puts Kentucky up 11 just 2 minutes into the second quarter, 28-17. Rhyne Howard with 3 and she has 7 points for Kentucky. Wildcats go on an 18-2 run to lead 42-19. Lady Govs score to cut the lead down to 21, 42-21. Kentucky leads by 22 at half time, 45-23. Sabrina Haines and KeKe McKinney lead Kentucky with 8 points and Amanda Paschal and Ogechi Anyaligbo lead with 5.
Kentucky starts the third quarter with back to back jumpers by Ogechi Anyaligbo. Rhyne Howard hits a 3, 52-23. Rhyne Howard is fouled and Austin Peay gets one of three free throws. Austin Peay’s Maggie Knowles hits back to back three’s to make it 52-30. Wildcats lead 61-33 after 3 quarters.
Kentucky goes on a 6-2 run as they lead 67-35 almost 3 minutes into the 4th quarter. Wildcats keep the lead up with less than 2 minutes left with a 79-49 lead. Kentucky defeats Austin Peay 81-52 to go 7-0
Kentucky hosts Charlotte on Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum at 11 a.m. ET