Kentucky Women’s basketball: Wildcats look for 2-0 start as they welcome Morehead State to Lexington

Kentucky players celebrate by the SEC championship
Kentucky players celebrate by the SEC championship /

The reigning, defending, undisputed champions of the SEC Women’s Tournament will be looking to start the 2022-23′ season 2-0 when the Wildcats welcome Morehead State to Lexington on Friday night. 

Head coach of the Wildcats, Kyra Elzy, is entering her third season as the head coach of the Wildcats and is coming off a historic win in the SEC tournament Finals last season, which ended a 40-year drought for the program. However, that was last year, and this is a new one. The Cats realize that no one is overlooking them anymore.

Wildcats Hard-Fought Victory In Game 1

If anything was going to bring the miracle moment down from last season, it was going to be a loss to Radford to start the new season. It wasn’t easy, but the Wildcats held off a strong fourth-quarter performance from the Highlanders and took home the 82-78 victory.

The Wildcats were led by a mix of veteran leadership in graduate student Robyn Benton, and youth, in sophomore guard Jada Walker. Benton and Walker filled up the stat sheet as the pair contributed to nearly 44% of the teams’ offense with a combined 36 points.

Looking Ahead To The Eagles

Morehead State started its season in a blowout loss to South Florida on Monday, 87-40. While that’s not the way anyone wants to start a season, the Eagles understand the challenge that awaits them at Memorial Coliseum Friday night.

The Wildcats and Eagles combined shot 5-38 from three, which is definitely a part of the game the Wildcats will need to work on in order to make another run to the SEC Championship game.

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The Cats will play twice this coming weekend, as their second game will be on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum at 1 pm EST. against Coastal Carolina. The Cats and Eagles will tip off at 6 pm EST. on Friday night. You can catch both games this weekend on SEC Network+ or by getting your butt to Memorial. Go support these Cats!