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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 2)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats open the 2012 calendar year, playing their annual game at Freedom Hall Tuesday night, hosting the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans.
- UK closed out 2011 riding a career-game from freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, to a 69-62 win over in-state rival Louisville.
- Kidd-Gilchrist tallied his second-career double-double with 24 points and 19 rebounds, both career-highs and was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission MVP of the game for his efforts.
- Anthony Davis also tallied a double-double, his seventh, with 18 points and 10 rebounds to go along with six blocked shots.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky bounced back from a tough road loss at Middle Tennessee after the holiday break by capturing a hard-fought 59-56 win at Florida on Sunday in the SEC opener. It marked UK's first SEC-opening win since 2008 and its third-straight win over Florida.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies, who scored a team-high 14 points, was crucial to the Wildcats' win over the Gators. With UK trailing by two in the first half, Mathies nailed back-to-back 3-pointers, grabbed a rebound and took a charge in the final 60 seconds to give Kentucky a four-point halftime lead, and the Cats would never trail again.
- Freshman guard Bria Goss also was a key catalyst as she scored 11 points all in the first half and added four rebounds and two steals. Goss has now scored in double figures in 12 of 14 career games, including six in a row.
- Sophomore Samarie Walker added eight points and seven rebounds in her first SEC contest.
- The Wildcats return to Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 5 against Arkansas in the first of three consecutive SEC home games.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 3
Men's basketball vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 7:00 p.m. (Louisville, Ky.)
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Thursday, Jan. 5
Women's basketball hosts Arkansas - 6:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Friday, Jan. 6
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Saturday, Jan. 7

Men's basketball hosts South Carolina - 4:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Oklahoma/Wisconsin-Oshkosh/Bowling Green - 5:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Sunday, Jan. 8
Women's basketball hosts Mississippi State -3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

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