No. 16 Women’s Hoops bulldozed the Arkansas Razorbacks 77-63 today despite an injured Janee Thompson.
Kentucky was able to get as large of a 20-point lead in the first half, leading 44-26 at the half. The Cats shot 54% from the field and were able to shut Arkansas down only allowing them to shoot 35% from inside the line.
The Cats were also without Thompson for the tail end of the second period after going down with an injured ankle. Thompson was able to walk gently on it after being helping to the bench but did not return for the remainder of the game.
Kentucky’s large lead was quickly erased in the third period once Arkansas went on a 7-0 run and the Cats failed to make seven out of eight field-goals. The Razorbacks outscored Kentucky 20-11 in the period but the biggest difference in the period? Arkansas shot 62% from the field and held Kentucky to just 26%. However, thanks to the large lead they had established before the half, the Cats were able to hold on to end the period up 55-46.
The Cats were able to drop 22 in the fourth period on Arkansas to come out with a 77-63 W against the Razorbacks. While dropping the 22, Kentucky shot 64% from the field and held Arkansas to 47%.
Overall, Kentucky killed on the boards out rebounding the Razorbacks 37-24 and got the job done in the paint as well, outscoring them 40-24.
The freshman showed out today combining for 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Maci Morris led the freshman with 10 points, two rebounds and three assists. Batouly Camara was able to contribute seven of her own points and five rebounds while Taylor Murray scored six and three assists.
Individually, Evelyn Akhator recorded her ninth double-double of the season scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Makayla Epps put together her best numbers of the last couple of games getting hot in the last quarter to gather 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Catch the Cats back in action at home against Mizzou on Thursday at 7 in Memorial Coliseum.