Brooklynn Miles has struggled offensively for the last month

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Things have been rough for the Kentucky women’s basketball program as of late. The ‘Cats are on their fourth three-game skid of the season, and Sunday’s loss to No. 9 LSU was the latest defeat handed to the ‘Cats.

Brooklynn Miles has also had a difficult month or so stretch personally.

Coming into this season, we knew Miles wasn’t going to be a prolific scorer. We expected her to come in and be a facilitator. To her credit, she has done that fairly well this season. She even had seven assists (tied for a season-high) against LSU. She also recorded five turnovers, but that’s not the point.

The real issue with Miles is her inability to put the ball in the bucket. Again, we knew she wasn’t going to be a great scorer, but she hasn’t even been a good scorer for over a month now.

When Kentucky took on Alabama back on January 28th, Miles scored a career-high 14 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. It marked her sixth double-digit scoring outing of the season, but unfortunately, that would be her last of the regular season.

In the nine games following, Miles’ highest point total came against Florida, but even that was only a seven-point effort.

Things especially hit rock bottom against LSU as the junior guard could only muster a single point in 32 minutes of action. She went 0-3 from the field — just her fourth game all year without making a shot. Over the last nine games, Miles is averaging four points on 28.6 percent shooting.

Miles has been a pretty solid defender for Kyra Elzy and the ‘Cats all season, but her inability to produce on the other end of the floor pretty much negates that.

If Kentucky wants to make any sort of a run in the SEC Tournament, they’ll need Miles to get things clicking in a hurry.

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