UK’s Epps said she’s feeling good

A little bit of rest went a long way for Makayla Epps, who has been slowed in recent weeks by an Achilles’ tendon strain and soreness in her foot.

The nearly two weeks between the SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament have been therapeutic for the first-team All-SEC player, who has gone off for 42 and 31 points in games this season.

“She looked really explosive today, looked good,” Mitchell said Monday after the selection show.

After playing three games in three days, Epps said she could feel a difference that having couple of days off made.

“Everything has been better,” the point guard said. “The rest really helped me a lot. I haven’t had any extreme pain, no pain here lately. A lot of it’s been real solid. I’ve been going real strong. Coach said I was real explosive in practice. … I’m feeling good right now.”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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