GREENVILLE, S.C. – For the Kentucky ladies’s basketball group, there’s one thing in regards to the Southeastern Convention Event.
The Cats, who received 4 video games in 4 days to say the title final season, received their first recreation of the 2023 event on Wednesday, beating Florida 72-57 at Bon Secours Area.
Kentucky (11-18) snapped a seven-game dropping streak with the victory, behind 20 factors from Robyn Benton and 12 factors from Jada Walker.
Adebola Adeyeye had 11 factors and a career-high 17 rebounds within the win, whereas Maddie Scherr had 10 factors, six assists and 4 rebounds whereas battling via accidents.
Kentucky advances to the second spherical of the SEC Event, the place the Cats will face Alabama on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Tide received the sooner assembly between the groups 72-65 at Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 9.
Wednesday’s win was the second time this season that the Cats had topped the Gators. On Jan. 15 in Gainesville, UK received 81-75.
Florida scored first on an Alberte Rimdal layup, however UK answered with a 7-2 run to seize a four-point lead early. The Gators would rally and would take a 10-9 lead earlier than the Cats scored 9 in a row to make it 18-10. Kentucky would maintain an 18-12 benefit after one quarter.
Within the second interval, Kentucky stretched its result in 22-14 earlier than an altercation between the 2 groups stopped play. The sport officers wanted greater than 20 minutes to type out the penalties, which included a number of gamers for each groups being ejected.
When play resumed, Florida was capable of outscore Kentucky 7-0 over the ultimate 3:06, however the Cats held a 22-21 lead on the break.
Kentucky scored the primary 4 factors of the third interval to increase its result in 5, 26-21. Florida minimize the result in 26-24 earlier than UK scored six straight to steer 32-24. Later within the stanza, Florida would rating six in a row to steer 41-39. However Kentucky received late baskets from Robyn Benton and Maddie Scherr to steer 43-41 with 10 minutes to play.
Florida scored the primary three factors of the fourth quarter to steer 44-43. However that benefit lasted simply 23 seconds, as Benton scored 5 in a row to offer UK the lead by 4. Later within the interval, with UK main 56-52, the Cats scored 10 straight to steer 66-52. That run proved to be decisive because the Cats claimed the win.