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UK Sports Report (week of Feb. 14)

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Men's basketball
- Terrence Jones averaged a double-double on the week with 17.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks en route to being named SEC Freshman of the Week.
-  Brandon Knight went for 20 points against Vanderbilt, his 10th 20-point game this season. It is the most 20-point games by any UK freshman in school history.
- Terrence Jones tallied his eighth 20-point game this season, tied for fourth among UK freshmen in program history.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday with a thrilling last-second win over LSU in front of a season-high 7,646 fans in Memorial Coliseum. A'dia Mathies found Brittany Henderson open in the paint with 1.1 seconds remaining, giving UK a 49-47 win over the visiting Lady Tigers. It marked UK's first win in Lexington over LSU since 1994.
- Mathies recorded a game-high 16 points and four steals in the win, her third-straight game with 16 or more points.
- All-America candidate Victoria Dunlap added 15 points, a team-high four rebounds and a game-high three blocks. She also had three steals, which moved her to eighth on UK's single-season list.

Softball
- UK began its 2011 season with a 4-1 mark at the FIU Combat Classic which included an upset of No. 22/24 Ohio State on opening night. It marks the second straight season UK has began the year with an upset of a ranked opponent.
- Freshman Emily Jolly set a UK single-game record with three doubles in a win over DePaul.

Men's tennis
- The men's tennis team swept all three doubles matches to claim the doubles point and then continued its momentum into singles by claiming all six singles matches to take down No. 38 Miami (Fla.) 7-0. Kentucky also defeated Cleveland State 6-1 to complete
the doubleheader sweep.
- Kentucky was impressive in both matches, winning 11 of the 12 singles matches and all five doubles matches that were played Sunday. The Miami match marked the sixth time this year that UK has faced a top-50 team, with UK holding a 4-2 mark in those matches.
- UK claimed the doubles point against both Miami and Cleveland State. The Wildcats are now 4-0 this season when they win the doubles point.
- Junior Eric Quigley paced the Wildcats all week, winning three matches, including one over the 11th-ranked player in the country.

Track and field
- Sharif Webb locked in UK's first NCAA automatic qualifying mark of the year, running the 800-meters in 1:47.91, Saturday at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
- Webb was one of 10 Wildcats who claimed personal-best marks with at least one occurring at each of the three meets UK attended. In preparation for the conference championships that begin in two weeks, schools send split squads across the nation in search of the best competitions in each event area. Kentucky sent sprinters, jumpers and vaulters to the Tyson
Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., distance runners to the Husky Classic and mostly throwers to the Akron Invitational.
- Shelby Kennard won the women's pole vault at the Tyson Invitational as the only athlete to clear 12-09.50/3.90 meters. The win marked Kennard's first during her young career and moved her up to second on UK's all-time indoor pole vault list.
- Precious Nwokey came away with personal-best marks in two crucial events, the 60-meter hurdles and long jump, that will help her make a championship run in the pentathlon at the SEC Championships. Nwokey won the women's long jump on her first jump of 20-02.50/6/16 meters and moved up to fifth on UK's all-time indoor long jump list. The junior also set a personal-best time in the women's 200 meter with a time of 24.50.

Rifle
- Newcomers Emily Holsopple and Henri Junghänel had standout performances in air rifle, leading the Kentucky rifle team to a 4675 total team score in the NCAA Qualifying Round, held on Saturday at UK's Barker Hall.
- Kentucky shot the qualifying round on Saturday, along with in-state foe Morehead State. UK's 4675 total team score clinches a berth in the NCAA Championships.
- Junghänel led the way in air rifle with a 595, while Holsopple contributed at 593 in air rifle. Heather Greathouse added a 582 in air rifle, with Ethan Settlemires and Logan Fox each tallying a 582 in air rifle. In smallbore, Junghänel led the team with a 584, with Greathouse totaling the second-best score on the club, a 582. Holsopple added a 579, with Fox contributing a 578 and Settlemires a 574.

Swimming and diving
- Kentucky concluded a strong start to the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships with three to-seven finishes by freshman diver Greg Ferrucci and three top-nine finishes by senior diver Lisa Faulkner. Ferrucci was named the SEC Male Freshman Diver of the Year after the SEC Diving Championships finished Sunday evening.
- Ferrucci now ranks in the top three all-time in UK history on every board, including the second-best mark on the three-meter board and the second-best score on the platform.
- Faulkner's score of 347.60 on the three-meter board is the second-best score in school history.

Women's golf
- The Kentucky women's golf team opened its spring season Sunday in Sorrento, Fla., at the UCF Challenge with the second-lowest team score in program history since records began being kept in 1987-88. Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht led the way for UK with an opening-round, bogey-free 6-under-par 66. Albrecht's 66 is the second-lowest individual round in
program history and put her in a tie for first after day one.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team finished its opening road trip, which included five of its first six matches away from the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex, with a 4-3
loss to No. 31 Ohio State, 7-0 loss at No. 19 Northwestern and 5-2 loss at No. 53 Purdue.
- Senior Megan Broderick and sophomore Jessica Stiles went 2-1 in singles play for the week, and Broderick was a part of two wins in doubles play as well.

 

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Feb. 14
Women's golf at UCF Challenge (Sorrento, Fla.)

Tuesday, Feb. 15
Men's basketball hosts Mississippi St. - 7 p.m.
Women's golf at UCF Challenge (Sorrento, Fla.)

Wednesday, Feb. 16
Swimming at SEC Championships (Gainesville, Fla.)

Thursday, Feb. 17
Women's basketball at Georgia - 7 p.m.
Swimming at SEC Championships (Gainesville, Fla.)
Men's tennis at National Indoors (Seattle)

Friday, Feb. 18
Softball vs. Georgia Southern - 10 a.m. (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Softball vs. Middle Tennessee St. - 12:30 p.m. (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Baseball at College of Charleston - 5 p.m.
Gymnastics at Alabama - 8:30 p.m.
Swimming at SEC Championships (Gainesville, Fla.)
Men's tennis at National Indoors (Seattle)

Saturday, Feb. 19
Women's tennis hosts Miami (Ohio) - noon
Softball at Florida State - 12:30 p.m.
Men's basketball hosts South Carolina - 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. Marshall - 5 p.m. (Charleston, S.C.)
Women's tennis hosts Eastern Kentucky - 6 p.m.
Swimming at SEC Championships (Gainesville, Fla.)
Men's tennis at National Indoors (Seattle)

Sunday, Feb. 20
Baseball vs. Miami (Ohio) - 11 a.m. (Charleston, S.C.)
Women's basketball at Vanderbilt - 2 p.m.
Gymnastics at Ohio State - 3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at National Indoors (Seattle)

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