Welcome to the open game thread for the Kentucky East Tennessee St. Buccaneers at Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball game. The 10-0 Wildcats try to end their non-conference slate at a perfect 10-0. Check UKAthletics.com for the game preview and particulars.
ETSU comes into this game at 2-5, having lost 4 of their last five games with Alabama A&M being their sole victory. The Buccaneers try to play pretty fast at 75 possessions, but Kentucky likes to go even faster at 85. Here is a quick, 50,000 foot stats overview:
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For the next month at least, DeNesha Stallworth will be cheering on Kentucky from the bench, as she recovers from minor knee surgery. Makayla Epps, who is supposed to be starting in her place, had a car accident last night, but according to Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader, she seems to be ready to go:
Makayla Epps in full uniform warming up with teammates. Looks like she will play despite her car accident last night.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) December 15, 2013
If there was ever a good time for Kentucky to be a bit banged up, it's against ETSU, who they outclass in almost every way and at every position.