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Morehead State Eagles at Kentucky Wildcats Women's Basketball: Preview and Live Game Thread

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Kentucky welcomes Matthew Mitchell's old team, Morehead State, into Rupp Arena this morning at 11:00 AM.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Fresh of a come-from-behind victory over the Baylor Bears, the Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team takes on Morehead today at 11:00 AM. I don’t know who, if any, of you will be watching, but if you are, here is a place to put your comments and observations.

Some quick notes on the game:

About Morehead

Head coach: Greg Todd (since 2014)
Founded: 1922
Enrollment: 5,846
Conference: Ohio Valley
Most recent NCAA Appearance: Never
Last season’s record: 14-15
RPI: 30
Record this season: 2-0

Analysis

Morehead State is coming off a win on the road at George Mason. The are reckoned by Women’s Basketball State to be at #34 overall, so they should provide a good challenge for Kentucky.

6‘2" sophomore forward Shay Steele and 5‘10" freshman forward Eriel McKee are Morehead’s two leading scorers at 20 ppg, with senior guard Almesha Jones right behind at 19.5. Offensively, the Eagles are fairly efficient, operating at about 1.07 points per possession. Kentucky is better offensively, but their defensive numbers are slightly inferior owing to the comparative higher quality of their early-season competition.

Morehead St. is Matthew Mitchell’s former team, and Kentucky hired him away from the Eagles back in 2007. His body of work since then at UK has been impressive, and the Kentucky hoops squad should be favored by about 15 in this game.

Go, ‘Cats