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UK women overwhelm High Point, 80 to 46

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky said its confidence wasn't shaken when it lost big to No. 1 Baylor this week.

The No. 6 Wildcats proved it Saturday with an 80-46 rout against High Point.

Kentucky's 85-51 loss Tuesday at Baylor was one of the worst performances under sixth-year coach Matthew Mitchell. The team shot just 27 percent from the field, the worst percentage since 2008.

The Wildcats (2-1) finished 50 percent from the field against High Point, including 16 of 30 by halftime. All of A'dia Mathies' 17 points came in the first half, when she went 7 for 11.

Cheyenne Parker finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Panthers (1-2). Tayler Tremblay added 13 points.

Mitchell said the Kentucky offense is still getting sorted out, but the performance Saturday was especially important.

"I had two days that I really broke some things down in practice," Mitchell said. "There are some moments out there that are frustrating because they're just not moving the way we believe they will eventually. There were some moments out there that looked really good.

"It's just going to be a daily process, working every single day trying to fine-tune it and trying to figure out who is comfortable where."

High Point stuck around for the first eight minutes. Tremblay made a jumper to bring the Panthers within 14-10. But Kentucky's full-court pressure took its toll and the Wildcats rolled off 12 straight points over a 4-minute span.

A 10-0 run by Kentucky to close the half gave it a 41-18 lead.