Herd Women’s Basketball Visits No. 22 Kentucky
Tipoff from Memorial Coliseum at 2 p.m.
Marshall Radio Broadcast
Live Video Stream: SEC Network +
LEXINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall women’s basketball is back on the road Sunday, Nov. 26 at No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats. Tipoff from Memorial Coliseum is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network Plus and will also be broadcast by Marshall’s radio station, 88.1 WMUL-FM and webcast at this link: http://wfghhd5.streamon.fm/.
The Series: 18 meetings, UK leads 13-5
This is the first meeting of the two schools in 13 years. Marshall and Kentucky first met on Feb. 20, 1972. The Herd came away with a 77-50 road win. The two teams met 16 times over 25 years. The Herd’s last win over UK came on Feb. 7, 1996 with a 72-66 home victory. There have only been two matchups after the turn of the century. The Wildcats defeated Marshall 75-42 on Jan. 2, 2003 and 73-55 on Dec. 12, 2004. The last match in 2004 was Jam the Cam IV as the Herd and Wildcats played in front of a Marshall program and Mid-American Conference record crowd of 7,117.
Last Time Out
Marshall is looking to get off a three-game skid, after falling to Ohio 54-52 on Wednesday. The Herd came back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to take the lead, but just couldn’t hold on as turnovers became the story for Marshall. Sophomore Asheika Alexander recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Junior Shayna Gore scored 20 points for the third time this season and stands just 46 points away from becoming the 21st member of Marshall’s 1,000 point club. Senior Talequia Hamilton recorded three more blocks to reach 99 for her career and move her shot blocking streak to 10 games.
Scouting the Wildcats
No. 22 Kentucky has rolled out five wins to begin the season, by an average of almost 25 points per game. The Wildcats are coming off a dominating 86-53 win over Morehead State on Wednesday. Four players scored in double-figures, led by Maci Morris with 19. The junior guard has stepped up for UK this season and leads the team with 15.4 points per game. Taylor Murray (13.6), Tatyana Wyatt (13.0) and Makenzie Cann (12.6) have been averaging double-digits. Alyssa Rice leads the Wildcats with eight boards per game while UK has been outrebounding its opponents by almost 10 a game. As a team, the offense is hitting 46.4 percent from the floor, 36.9 percent from three and 76.1 percent from the line. The Wildcats have hit 46 more shots than the competition, including 18 more 3-pointers. The turnovers have been close for UK this season. The Wildcats have committed 60 while opponents have been forced into 69 turnovers. UK has 21 blocked shots this season and opponents have blocked 21 against the Wildcats.