The seventh-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team is dominating with defense, and the Wildcats' performance is beginning to break records.
The Cats' 90-23 win over Alcorn State on Friday night set a UK record for fewest points allowed. The 67-point margin of victory was the fifth-largest in school history.
Another record is at stake Sunday when Marist visits Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky is looking for its school record-tying 11th win in a row.
Marist, located in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Red Foxes have posted nine consecutive 20-win seasons and made seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances but have gotten out of the gate slowly against a taxing non-conference schedule. The Red Foxes have played three top-25 teams this season, falling to No. 11 Purdue (71-50), No. 2 Connecticut (81-39) and No. 18 Oklahoma (68-55). Marist was picked to finish first in the MAAC pre-season coaches' poll.
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The Wildcats are riding a 28-game home winning streak, which is the second-longest in school history. The record is 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980, to Jan. 31, 1982.
UK has held all but one opponent (then top-ranked Baylor) to .403 percent shooting or less. The Wildcats rank third nationally in turnover margin at plus-11.9.