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Kentucky Sports Report (week of April 4)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky finishes its season at 29-9.
- The Wildcats end the season having advanced to their 14th Final Four, while posting their 55th 20-win season and winning their 27th SEC Tournament title.
- John Calipari is one of only two coaches to lead three different schools to the Final Four.
- UK is now 105-46 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and is tied for first with the most NCAA Tournament wins.
- The 75,421 fans in attendance for the UK-UConn game was an NCAA Final Four single-game record.
- Junior Darius Miller hit a 3-pointer in 25 straight games to finish the season and connected from long range in 36 of 38 games this season.
- Brandon Knight closed his rookie season with a UK freshman scoring record of 657 points, and 87 made 3s, also a UK freshman record.

Gymnastics
- Behind a season-high score on balance beam of 48.9, the University of Kentucky gymnastics team posted its highest team score at a NCAA Regional in school history
with a 195.175 in a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional in Coleman Coliseum at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Kentucky's team score at the meet surpassed its previous NCAA Regional high mark of 195.150, which helped UK earn a fourth-place finish in the 2001 NCAA Regional. The Wildcats had not scored a 195 team score or above since the 2001 season.
- The Wildcats were impressive on all four events at the meet, but earned its highest event score on balance beam, posting a season-high score of 48.9. Junior Storey Morris led all UK gymnasts on the event with a 9.85, surpassing her career high of 9.825, while freshman
Audrey Harrison scored a 9.8 for her highest career mark.

Softball
- Kentucky swept No. 5 Florida for the first time in school history to claim its fourth SEC series of the season, matching a program record.
- Senior Meagan Aull entered the weekend with six career home runs and connected with four in propeling UK's offense to 26 runs on the weekend. Aull had a homer in all three games, including two in the first inning of the final win. She became the first player in school history to hit two long balls in the same inning.
- While completing the sweep, UK coach Rachel Lawson won her 200th career game as a head coach.
- UK currently ranks second overall in the SEC and first in the Eastern Division.

Baseball
- The baseball team completed a four-game week, posting a midweek win over Tennessee Tech, before falling in three games at defending NCAA champion, No. 3 South Carolina.
- Kentucky rode a 4-for-4, four-runs-scored outing from senior shortstop Taylor Black in the win over TTU on Tuesday, posting an 11-8 result.
- As a team, the Wildcats have posted a .294 batting average through 29 games, owning a 3.83 ERA with eight saves in 254 innings, striking out 237.

Men's tennis
- With the match tied 3-3 and the final singles match in a decisive third-set tiebreaker, University of Kentucky freshman Tom Jomby earned arguably his biggest collegiate
win of his young career by defeating Andrew Butz to give No. 14 Kentucky a 4-3 win over No. 15 Florida at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla.
- The win gives Kentucky its first victory over the Gators since the 2002 season and its first win in Gainesville since 1992 when the Wildcats took down Florida in the NCAA Tournament. UK's last regular-season win at Florida was in 1988.
- Kentucky continued its winning ways Sunday, taking down South Carolina 5-2 for its 20th win of the season.
- UK now has back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since UK earned three consecutive from 1987-89. All told, it is Kentucky's 18th 20-win season in school history and the 12th under longtime head coach Dennis Emery.

Track and field
- Senior middle-distance runner Sharif Webb won the 800-meter run for the second consecutive year while setting Kentucky's 800m record and snapping a 25-year
old Florida Relays record with a time os 1:47.19.
- Sophomore distance runner Cally Macumber earned UK's second win of the Florida Relays with a personal-best time of 4:24.32.
- A pair of discus throwers grabbed top-four finishes, with senior Mary Angell (51.34m/168-05) finishing third overall in the women's discus and senior Colin
Boevers (57.26m/187-10) fourth on the men's side.
- Junior Luis Orta also had a top-five finish, completing
the 3,000m steeplechase in 9:01.54 to claim fourth.

Men's golf
- UK men's golf freshman Cody Martin posted his third top-25 finish of the spring season as the Wildcats finished 14th in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.
- Martin was again impressive for Kentucky, scoring the lowest round of the day for the Wildcats with a 1-over-par 72. The three-day score of 216 is the lowest of the season for Martin, who has finished as UK's top golfer in the last three events.
- Fellow freshman Stephen Powers carded three birdies in the final round and eight for the tournament, posting a career-low score of 221.

Women's golf
- Kentucky recorded its second-lowest round of the spring season Sunday. As a team, UK improved each round of the tournament and finished 19th.
- Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht led the Cats for the third time this spring season, finishing 35th overall. She carded her third-lowest round of the spring during the final round on Sunday.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky lost to No. 2 Florida 7-0 Friday and fell to No. 38 South Carolina 6-1 Sunday.
- Freshman Khristina Blajkevitch won her team-leading eighth singles victory against South Carolina on Sunday. Blajkevitch's win was also her fifth in conference action, the most on the team.


Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 5
Baseball hosts Xavier - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6
Men's tennis hosts Ohio State - 3 p.m.
Softball at Austin Peay (DH) - 6 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Morehead State - 8 p.m.

Friday, April 8
Women's tennis at Arkansas - 1 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Arkansas - 3 p.m.
Softball at Georgia - 6:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Auburn - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 9
Softball at Georgia - 2:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Auburn - 6:30 p.m.
Track and field at Kentuckiana Border Battle (Louisville, Ky.)
Men's golf hosts UK Bluegrass Invitational

Sunday, April 10
Baseball hosts Auburn - 1 p.m.
Women's tennis at LSU - 1 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts LSU - 1 p.m.
Softball at Georgia - 1:30 p.m.
Men's golf hosts UK Bluegrass Invitational

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