Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 4:
Volleyball: Whitney Billings
Registered 2.75 kills per set and 3.38 digs per set in a pair of NCAA Tournament wins. She notched a career-high 20 digs in a Wildcat win over Dayton, including posting 11 scoops in the decisive fifth stanza. In the win over Texas A&M she led UK with a season-high 17 kills on a sizzling .400 hitting percentage.
Men's basketball: Anthony Davis
Anthony averaged a double-double on the week helping UK to a 2-0 record with wins over St. John's and No. 5 North Carolina ... Davis started with a 15-point, 15-rebound, eight block effort against St. John's ... His 15 rebounds was the 10th most by a freshmen (tied with several others) ... He swatted a career-high eight blocks, which was tied for second in the Kentucky record books for a single-game; it was a UK freshman single-game record ... Davis pulled down nine rebounds against North Carolina and blocked two shots, giving him multiple blocks in all eight games this season, but none was bigger than his swat on John Henson's game-winning field goal attempt with seven seconds left ... Davis pulled down the rebound to help secure Kentucky's win over the fifth ranked Heels.
Volleyball: Ashley Frazier
Led the Wildcats with 34 kills for a 4.25 kills per set average in two NCAA Tournament victories. Frazier became the first player to post 20 or more kills in a match this season with 20 to help UK escape with a 3-2 victory over Dayton in the opening round. She followed that performance with 14 kills in three frames of action in a victory over Texas A&M. Her .522 hitting percentage against the Aggies matched a career-high.
Women's basketball: Bria Goss
- Recorded nine points, five rebounds and two assists in her first collegiate game against a top 10 team.
- Tied for third on the team in scoring (9 pts) and second on the team in rebounds (5 rebs) against No. 10 Louisville.
- Tied a career high with two made 3-point field goals.
- Played a career-high 30 minutes against the Cardinals.
- Has started in every game this season and is UK's second-leading scorer as a freshman.
Men's basketball: Terrence Jones
Scored in double figures in back-to-back games and has done so in four straight games helping lead UK to a 2-0 record on the week with wins over St. John's and No. 5 North Carolina ... Tallied a season-high 26 points in win over St. John's ... Tied season highs with nine rebounds and four blocked shots and tied career-high with four steals ... Notched career highs in free-throws made (11) and attempted (16) ... Scored 14 first-half points in win over North Carolina and finished the game with three blocks ... Jones has made a 3-pointer in every game he's attempted one this season ... After scoring a career-low six points vs. Old Dominion, Jones has scored in double figures in each of his last four games
Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot
Totaled 45 digs in the two wins to run her total for the season to 587 which is the new single-season record for the Wildcats. She matched a season-high with 28 digs in a win over Dayton and then posted 17 in the victory over A&M. She also notched the biggest ace of the season. With UK trailing 14-13 in the decisive fifth set against Dayton, Klefot sent a rocket across the net that died just in front of the back-line defense for the match-tying 14th point. UK would go on to score the next two points and win the match behind a 16-14 fifth set.
Women's basketball: A'dia Mathies
- Led Kentucky over No. 10/11 Louisville with a season-high tying 20 points, her third 20-point outing of the season
- Made a career-high four 3-pointers
- Shot over 50 percent from the field against Louisville, including 66.7 percent from 3-point range
- Hit 8-of-11 free-throw attempts, for a 72.7 percent clip
- Tied a season high with three assists
- Played a team-high tying 32 minutes
Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner
Struck for a career-high 18 kills in a Wildcat win over Dayton in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. In UK's win over Texas A&M she posted a career-high five blocks as Kentucky turned back 10.5 combined rejections in the sweep.