Quick Hitters from Tonight's UK Hoops Win
This is the Program's 800th Win
Now, let's get 801, 802, 803.....
Took care of business tonight to make 800 wins in program history! ???#poWEr pic.twitter.com/8YThghAUuF— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) November 12, 2018
Rhyne Howard is a shooterThe freshman from Tennesee may be one of Mitchell's best players, and it's only her second game. In the first half, Howard was hot on the 3, making four of six and scoring 16 of the Cats 50 points in the first half. At one point she had as many points as the Southern team. Howard finished with 29 points, four rebounds and four assists.
She good y'all, she real good.
Seven 3s by @howard_rhyne ties the lead for 3s in a game in program history, previously done by Sara Potts in 2004 and 2005. https://t.co/g65AcN4l46— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) November 12, 2018
We force the turnovers...and it works for us.Like on Wednesday, we really forced Southern to turn the ball over. 29 times to be exact. Out of those 29, we scored 41 points on them...the total amount of points they scored. Ouch. That's gotta sting. On Wednesday in the post-game press conference, Taylor Murray said she thought the defense was "sluggish" at first, tonight that was not the case. You can tell Mitchell worked on defense this week in practice and it paid off. Overall, we stacked up really well on the boards. See for yourselves:
This team is funYou can see it on the court and on Matthew Mitchell's face. This team is having FUN together. It's only been two games but it already feels different than last year, I'd say we're in for a good season. KeKe McKinney tweeted this out earlier today, you know it's a good team when this happens.
As someone who covered and sat through the brutality of last season, I for one am LOVING the start to this season. Seriously, now is the time to get on this train! UK Hoops takes on the University of Virginia on Thursday at 8:30 in Memorial. At the game, Coach Mitchell plans on paying one student's spring tuition, so students: GET IN THERE. Come on out and support this team! Go Cats!
Game day??? pic.twitter.com/jb8oP34xP9— Blessed? (@ke_baby05) November 11, 2018