Morris scores 27, earns athlete of the week

Published: Jan. 16, 2019 at 5:40 PM EST
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Maci Morris was feeling it last Thursday night when Kentucky won its first game in Knoxville since 2014.

"When you get in that rhythm it's just like you get some space and you're shooting the ball, and you just know that's going to go in because you just feel it," said UK guard Maci Morris. "It's just like shoot, you just feel it."

The senior guard scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 4-of-6 from long range.

"When I hit that first one, and I felt really good about that, just getting my rhythm and my feet underneath me, and so the next few just like fell in," said Morris. "I just went on from there."

Kentucky's two-point win in Knoxville was just the fourth ever in program history, and one of the most satisfying for the Bell County native.

"For me personally, being a Kentucky kid and just having that UK - UT rivalry, is probably in my top five just because when you're a Kentucky fan you don't like UT," said Morris.

Maci currently ranks second in program history in three-pointers made and ranks in the top ten in the all-time scoring list, but she hopes fans will remember her for the way she played for her home state.

"I gave my all for the school," said Morris "and you could tell when I played that I loved the school and I wanted to give my all for my state."