UK Hoops advances to Sweet 16

03/21/2016 10:09 PM

Photo: UK Athletics

Just 48 hours after a 54-point blowout of UNC-Asheville, the UK Hoops team cruised to another big win to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

The latest victim was sixth-seeded Oklahoma, who fell to the third-seeded Wildcats, 79-58, in front of an very pro-Kentucky crowd at Memorial Coliseum. Janee Thompson led the way for the Cats with 16 points, joining the school’s 1,000 Point Club in the process. Makayla Epps (13), Alexis Jennings (13), Maci Morris (12) and Evelyn Akhator (11) also scored in double figures for the Cats.

The win puts UK in their 5th Sweet Sixteen in the last seven years and they will play seventh-seeded Washington next.

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