LADY CATS AT THE HALF

Kentucky earned the chance to go to the Final Four for the first time in school history by defeating #1 Seed Nebraska Sunday night, 76-67 .

Up next, the Oklahoma Sooners and Abi Olajuwon, daughter of Hakeem Olajuwon.

The first half has been an emotional roller coaster as the Cats stormed out of the gates taking it to Oklahoma defensively and on the offensive end. After only 2:21, the Cats were blowing the Sooners right off the plains with a 8-0 lead, forcing OU to call their first time out of the half…

Lydia Watkins free throw at the 13:30 mark increased Kentucky’;s lead to 13 points as the Cats had everything going their way in hat looked like a Kentucky blow out.

Oklahoma isn’t here by pure luck and they proved it, starting with a 3-pointer from Amanda Thompson, beginning a 21-8 Oklahoma run eventually bringing the game to a tie, 25-25, at the 8:02 mark.

In a first half where the Cats held Oklahoma without a field goal until the 13:46 mark, turned into a OU Phoenix as the Oklahoma 2-3 defense slowed Kentucky from the field, keeping the Cats from getting into their in-your-face full court press.

The momentum initially on the side of Kentucky, turned completely to OU as the Cats struggled to stay close as Oklahoma took a 43-39 lead into the half.

Dunlap leads all scorers with 18 points and 5 boards. The Cats did manage to get seven players in the scoring column while out rebounding the Lady Sooners, 15-13.

After starting off with a blazing 66% from the field, Kentucky went stone cold ending the half at 45.2% while Oklahoma did just the opposite as they started off 0-5 in the first 6:14 of the game all while turning the ball over six times.

Oklahoma turned the poor shooting around as they ended the half shooting an incredible 18-23 for 78%, mainly on lay ups.

At the half Oklahoma leads Kentucky 43-39. Second half to come..

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