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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats guard Chasity Patterson (15) guards the ball during the UK vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 61-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Chasity Patterson declares for 2021 WNBA Draft

Braden Ramsey March 30, 2021

After numerous men's basketball professional declarations over the past week, the women's basketball team has a player dipping her toe into the draft pool.On Monday afternoon, senior guard Chasity Patterson...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard (10) and Kentucky Wildcats guard Blair Green (5) double team the ball during the UK vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 61-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Balance, bench and defense help Cats overcome slow start, defeat Idaho State

Braden Ramsey March 21, 2021

Kentucky trailed 18-12 following the initial quarter of its first-round contest with Idaho State, struggling on both ends of the floor. But from that point on, the Cats embraced head coach Kyra Elzy’s...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard (10) is introduced before the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee womens basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 71-56. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky chosen as No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament; faces Idaho State in Round of 64

Braden Ramsey March 15, 2021

After waiting ten days since its last game action, the Cats finally know who they’re tasked with taking down in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.On ESPN’s Women’s Selection Special, Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Robyn Benton (1) gets tangled up with UGA during the UK vs. Georgia women’s SEC Tournament basketball game on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. UK lost 78-66. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Watching Paint Dry: Kentucky falls to Georgia in SEC Quarters

Braden Ramsey March 5, 2021

In the same manner as the men’s team through the beginning month-plus of the season, the recipe of a Wildcat loss on the women’s side has become ingrained in the brain: lack of secondary scorers, plus...

Kentucky sophomore guard Rhyne Howard takes a shot during the game against Georgia on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 88-77. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Scouting Report: No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs

Braden Ramsey March 5, 2021

No. 17 Kentucky gave BBN collective heart palpitations with its performance on Thursday against twelfth seeded Florida in the SEC Tournament’s second round. But, as Kyra Elzy has explained numerous times...

A Tennessee player shoots from the paint during the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee women’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 71-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

What went wrong in UK’s losses

Barkley Truax March 4, 2021

The fifth-seeded Cats dropped seven games during the 2021 regular season. Five of them came on the road, but perhaps their most costly defeat occurred in the last week at home. So, what went wrong for...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Chasity Patterson (15) warms up before the UK vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 61-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Kentucky dominates rematch with Tennessee 71-56

Ryan Fetsch February 12, 2021

Last night, UK’s women’s basketball team faced off in a rematch against rival Tennessee. After a disappointing loss in Knoxville a few weeks ago, the Cats dominated the No. 17 Lady Vols 71-56. Kentucky’s...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Jazmine Massengill (13) dribbles towards her defender during the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee women’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 71-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Revenge Factor: Massengill keys Kentucky’s revolution over the Lady Vols

Braden Ramsey February 12, 2021

The first time Jazmine Massengill took the floor versus her former school, the Cats played possibly their worst game of the season and left Knoxville with a 17-point loss. She and her teammates turned...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Kyra Elzy coaches from the sidelines during the UK vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 61-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Poor paint defense dooms Kentucky in Ole Miss defeat

Barkley Truax February 4, 2021

Kentucky suffered its fifth loss of season tonight, falling 72-60 at the hands of the Rebels.The Cats came into this game looking to build off its gutsy victory over Missouri on Sunday. Instead, they suffered...

Kentuckys KeKe McKinney boxes out an opponent during the University of Kentucky vs. Wofford womens basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 98-37 Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Kentucky blown out on the road by Tennessee 70-53

Barkley Truax January 24, 2021

No. 12 Kentucky was dismantled by the No. 25 ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers 70-53 in Knoxville Sunday.The Wildcats started slow, beginning the game 1-for-9 from the field (1-of-5 on three-pointers) and...

Kentuckys Chasity Patterson dribbles the ball up the court during the University of Kentucky vs. Wofford womens basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 98-37 Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

No Rhyne or Reason: Cats defeat ‘Dores in Howard’s absence

Braden Ramsey January 18, 2021

Kentucky was significantly hindered, trailing by four points with the clock ticking down. After going a week without stepping on the hardwood, they were missing five players – including their best, Rhyne...

Kentucky sophomore guard Rhyne Howard drives pasta defender during the University of Kentucky vs. Georgia womens basketball senior night game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 88-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky falls to South Carolina despite 32 points from Rhyne Howard

Eric Decker January 10, 2021

Rhyne Howard again showed why she’s possibly the crown jewel of SEC and women’s basketball across the nation. The potential No.1 pick in this year’s WNBA draft, Howard torched reigning SEC champion...

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