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Kentucky Women's Basketball

No.11 Kentucky falls to No. 19 Texas A&M, 62-55

February 28, 2019

Although Maci Morris scored 11 points, it was not enough for the 11th ranked Kentucky Women’s Basketball team on Thursday night as they fell to the19th ranked Texas A&M Aggies by a final score of 62-55 in Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky struggled from the field for most of the game, hitting only 22 of 61(36%) of their shots which included 5 of 22 (23%) from behind the arc. Texas A&M however made 23 of 56 (41%) field goals. The Aggies took advantage of their superior size to win the rebounding battle 47-28. They also lead in points in the paint, 32-14, and second chance points, 12-5.

Tatyana Wyatt was the only other Wildcat in double figures, scoring 10. Taylor Murray had nine points and five assists, while Rhyne Howard was held to only seven points.

1st half

Texas A&M grabbed the lead early at 11-2, behind Chennedy Carter, who had 7 points and two assists in the run. They would eventually take a 16-4 lead. After only one quarter Texas A&M held a 19-7 lead over the Cats. Kentucky only made three of thirteen shots from the field, while Texas A&M made eight of sixteen. The Aggies lead by 15 before Kentucky assembled their run, behind five points from Howard, the Cats would score 12 straight to cut the lead down to just three, 22-19. Their run would ultimately be 18-3, and they would take their first lead, 26-25. But that was once short-lived as Texas A&M took the lead right back and held a 28-26 at the half.

2nd half

Kentucky tied the game at 28-28 on a pair of free throws early in the third quarter. Carter hit a three-pointer and gave the Aggies a 31-28 lead, Morris made her first basket of the game, a three pointer to tie it again at 31-31. The game would be tied four more times at 33, 35, 37, and 39 before Kentucky took the lead 41-40 on a jumper by Jaida Roper, but once again the lead was short-lived as the Aggies scored the next nine points to lead 49-41 and would hold the lead at 55-41 after three quarters. Kentucky would chip away the Aggies lead in the fourth. Trailing 54-48, the Cats would score five in a row to only trail by one. However the Aggies answered with the next four points and secured the win, 62-55.

Kentucky returns to action Sunday, when they visit Georgia in the season finale for both teams. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET and can be seen on the SEC Network.

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