UK Hoops looks to bounce back at Miami


Kentucky forward #14 Tatyana Wyatt before making a layup during the game against Southern Indiana on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Brianna Dooley

After coming off of a tough loss to Florida Gulf Coast University, Kentucky women’s basketball will be looking to come back against the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday in Miami, Florida.

The Cats lost Friday against FGCU after fighting hard. They came back from a 14-point deficit to tie the score at 57-57 in the fourth quarter, but could not hold the tempo and fell to FGCU 64-70.

A player to look out for in Kentucky versus Miami is freshman forward Tatyana Wyatt. Wyatt scored 11 points and eight rebounds against FGCU, which was also her first career start. Wyatt also acieved her first career double-double the game before FGCU, scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. 

Junior guards Maci Morris and Taylor Murray are two of Kentucky’s top offensive players. Morris is the leading scorer for the Wildcats, averaging 15.6 points a game.

Murray has been efficient offensively, including in the last game against FGCU, in which Murray scored 19 points, along with seven rebounds.

The Miami Hurricanes will be facing the Wildcats with a record of 5-3, with all five of their wins coming from their home court.

Some key players for the Hurricanes include two freshmen guards, Endia Banks and Mykea Gray, along with 6-2 senior forward/center Erykah Davenport.

Banks averages 8.1 points a game along with 4.1 rebounds per game and 20 total assists for the season. Gray leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.6 points a game, including 15 three-pointers made.

Davenport averages a double-double with 10.9 points and 10.3 rebounds.

Kentucky has a 6-1 all-time record against Miami, with their only loss versus the Hurricanes dating back to Dec. 19, 2000, where Kentucky fell 59-74. Kentucky won the last matchup against the Hurricanes last season in Lexington with a score of 82-66.

This will be Kentucky’s fifth game in 11 days, with the team’s only two losses happening during this stretch. 

The game will be available to watch on the ACC Network, along with a live radio broadcast happening on UK Sports Radio Network. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST.