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Kentucky guards Amiya Jenkins and Brooklynn Miles celebrate during the Kentucky vs Florida women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-77. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball survives Florida 81-77, snaps six-game losing streak

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Leader February 21, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (10-16, 3-9) snapped its six-game losing streak Sunday, taking down the Florida Gators 81-77 inside Rupp Arena, and earning its first victory since January 21. The win...

Kentucky guard Saniah Tyler shoots the ball during Kentucky vs Texas A&M women’s basketball game on Sunday, February. 11, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 44-61. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball throttled 78-50 by Auburn on the road

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Leader February 17, 2024

Away games have proved difficult for the Wildcats this year and that stayed true on Thursday when they were embarrassed 78-50 by the Auburn Tigers inside Neville Arena in Auburn, Alabama. The loss brings...

Kentucky guard Maddie Scherr (22) shoots a 3-pointer during the Kentucky vs. Boston College womens basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 83-81. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

ANALYSIS: Maddie Scherr maintains intensity in Kentucky’s loss against Texas A&M

Gabriella Mercedes, Contributor February 15, 2024

Kentucky guard Maddie Scherr kept up the intensity throughout all four quarters of Sunday’s 61-44 loss against the Texas A&M Aggies (17-6). Both teams dressed in pink in honor of the Kay Yow Foundation...

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy coaches her team during during the Kentucky vs. Minnesota womens basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 76-57. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

COLUMN: When is enough, enough?

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 15, 2024

It goes without saying that this season for Kentucky women’s basketball (9-15, 2-8) hasn’t gone the way those in and around the program initially had anticipated. After an all-out collapse against...

Kentucky forward Ajae Petty gets helped up by Kentucky guard Brooklynn Miles during Kentucky vs Texas A&M women’s basketball game on Sunday, February. 11, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 44-61. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

ANALYSIS: Kentucky women’s basketball is struggling, how did it get here?

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor February 12, 2024

Simply put, times have been very dark for Kyra Elzy and Kentucky women’s basketball.  With loss after loss piling up and a prior 62-point defeat to No. 1 South Carolina, it seems that the once proud...

Kentucky forward Ajae Petty gets helped up by Kentucky guard Brooklynn Miles during Kentucky vs Texas A&M women’s basketball game on Sunday, February. 11, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 44-61. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball falls 61-44 to Texas A&M at home

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 12, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (9-15, 2-8) dropped yet another conference bout Sunday after falling 61-44 to Texas A&M inside Rupp Arena, with the historic venue not seeing a home win since January...

Kentucky guard Saniah Tyler takes a shot during the Kentucky vs. Mississippi State women’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 77-74. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball continues road woes, falls at Georgia

Tyler Russell, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 4, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (9-14, 2-7) dropped its fourth straight game on Sunday afternoon, losing to the Georgia Bulldogs (11-11, 2-7) 72-65 inside of Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia.  Due...

Kentucky forward Ajae Petty comes down with a rebound during the Kentucky vs. Mississippi State women’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 77-74. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

COLUMN: Kentucky’s overtime loss to Mississippi State puts the Cats in a precarious position in Athens

Tyler Russell, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 2, 2024

On Thursday night, Kentucky women’s basketball (9-13, 2-6) was defeated by the Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-5, 5-3) 77-74 in overtime. Mississippi State was surfing a high wave into Lexington as...

Kentucky forward Ajae Petty plays defense during the Kentucky vs. Mississippi State women’s basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 77-74. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball falls in overtime 77-74 to Mississippi State

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 2, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (9-13, 2-6) extended what is now a three-game losing streak, falling in its first overtime of the season to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 77-74 inside Rupp Arena on Thursday. The...

Kentucky guard Saniah Tyler sits on the guard after missing a shot during the Kentucky vs, Tennessee Tech womens basketball game Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 73-67. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

ANALYSIS: Rebounding and free throws sank Kentucky women’s basketball versus Alabama

Tyler Russell, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 1, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (9-12, 2-5) has been struggling on all aspects of the court this season and, after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sunday night in Tuscaloosa, the Wildcats now sit three...

Kentucky guard Maddie Scherr expresses discomfort during the Kentucky vs. Missouri women’s basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 76-71. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball falls 91-74 to Alabama on the road

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 1, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (9-12, 2-5) will continue its wait for a road SEC win as it fell 91-74 to Alabama inside Coleman Coliseum on Sunday. The loss brought the Wildcats’ conference record...

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy coaches her team during the Kentucky vs. Missouri women’s basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 76-71. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

ANALYSIS: What Kentucky women’s basketball’s recent results suggest about the team going forward

Colton Johnson, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter January 28, 2024

The past week has seen Kentucky women’s basketball (9-11, 2-4) both win and lose a conference game. After beating Missouri 76-71 on Sunday inside Rupp Arena the Cats proceeded to head down to Bud...

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