UK Women Breeze Past Samford 80-57 Sunday Afternoon; Wildcats Host Oklahoma Thursday


By Chris Shoals, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 20 Kentucky women’s basketball team improved to 5-0 inside Memorial Coliseum this season on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, with an 80-57 win over the Samford Bulldogs.

Balanced scoring was the story for the Kentucky offense as four players scored in double figures to push the Wildcats past the Bulldogs. Makayla Epps led all scorers in the game, scoring 20 points and adding in five rebounds and two assists. Epps was joined by Evelyn Akhator (15), Taylor Murray (15) and Makenzie Cann (12) as the four Wildcats to score in double figures.

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With Sunday’s result, Kentucky improves to 5-1 overall on the season. The Bulldogs fall to 2-4 on the year. Kentucky will be back in action on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET against the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners inside Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network and is part of the Southeastern Conference/Big 12 Challenge.





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