UK Hoops played a hard game today in Colonial Life Arena but ultimately, the Gamecocks won 95-87.
South Carolina got off to a quick start, going 7-for-7 from the field in the first quarter. Taylor Murray also got off to a quick start with seven points in the first alone. She ended with a career high 29 points. Murray was able to get something going and help the Cats go on an 8-0 run at the end of the half cutting the score to 48-40.
Despite Murray’s amazing game, foul trouble and great shooting from South Carolina cost the Cats the game. Morris, Akhator, Murray, Rice and Cann each had four fouls and for the first time in her career at UK, Makayla Epps fouled out. The bench depth has been somewhat of a concern for the Cats all season and this afternoon, it showed. While Matthew Mitchell struggled to get some players in the game, the Gamecocks lit up the boards – shooting 62%.
UK Hoops finishes the regular season 20-9, and 11-5 in the SEC. As far as the SEC tournament goes; UK is looking at either a three or a four seed.