So, if you are Matthew Mitchell, what can you do to help motivate the Men's Basketball program at UK? Thrash your opponent on the same night UK spent the first half struggling against theirs. UK Hoops destroyed their exhibition opponent Bellarmine tonight before the men got started. The women walked off the court with a 113-33 victory and a perfect game from Samarie Walker, who had 19 pts on 9-9 shooting to go with 5 steals. The Hoops squad turned Bellarmine over 46 times compared to only 7 for Mitchell's ladies. They only allowed Bellarmine 18 pts in the first half, and another 15 in the second. More after the jump.
Bellarmine practiced with a 7-5 advantage to their defense to try and simulate the UK press, but it wasn't enough. Walker had 19, Bria Goss had 16, Bernisha Pinkett had 15, A'Dia Mathies had 13, and Denisha Stallworth had 11. Freshman Janee Thompson came off the bench with 9. The women shot a blazing 54% from the floor and 42% from the 3pt line. You can get the entire box score from UKAthletics.com