Senior Maci Morris Returns to Bell County For Special Event Next Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fans in Bell County, Kentucky won't have to travel far to meet and interact with hometown star and UK women's basketball senior guard Maci Morris (pictured) next week as the Wildcats' leading scorer will return to downtown Pineville for a special event at the Bell Theater. Meet Your Wildcat Featuring Maci Morris presented by ARH and UK Healthcare, will be from 4-7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and allow fans to meet Morris, who will also be taking photos with fans and signing autographs. UK Athletics will be handing out 100 free tickets for this year's Senior Day game on Sunday, Feb. 24 inside Memorial Coliseum. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Morris is having a great senior season averaging a team-high 16.5 points per game while hitting a team-best 58 3-pointers. The guard has scored in double figures in 19 games, including eight games of 20 or more. Morris' best game came at Tennessee where she played 31 minutes before fouling out and scored 27 points with four 3s, three rebounds and three steals. The guard scored 25 first-half points against Morehead State which is the most in the first half by any UK player since at least 1982-83 (prior halftime statistics are incomplete before that). Morris ranks high in the league in several categories this season, including sixth in the league in field-goal attempts, sixth in field-goals made, sixth in points, fifth in points per game, third in 3s made, third in 3s made per game and first in 3PFG percentage. In her four-year career, she has 1,572 career points to rank eighth all-time, while her 235 career 3-pointers made ranks second all-time. Morris has a career 3-point field-goal percentage of 40.9 percent which is first in program history and her career free-throw percentage of 85.7 percent is second in program history.
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught