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Kentucky forward Ajae Petty goes up with the ball during the Kentucky vs. South Carolina women’s basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 103-55. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball suffers second thrashing versus No. 1 South Carolina

Tyler Russell, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 27, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball (11-17, 4-10) was annihilated by No. 1 South Carolina (27-0, 14-0) on Sunday afternoon 103-55. This was the second meeting between the two teams as the Wildcats already...

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 come back, defeat Mississippi State 76-68

Josh Smith, Women's Basketball Beat Reporter February 24, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball nabbed its first road win of the season Thursday night, knocking off Mississippi State inside Humphrey Coliseum 78-68. It was an inauspicious start for the Wildcats, who...

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 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

PHOTOS: Kentucky women’s basketball beat Florida 81-77

Sydney Yonker, Isabella Sepahban February 19, 2024

Kentucky women’s basketball beat Florida 81-77 on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

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...

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