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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 13)

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MEN'S BASKETBALL
- With a pair of wins over SEC foes this week, Kentucky owns a 17-game winning streak. UK knocked off No. 8 Florida at home before defeating Vanderbilt in Nashville. Kentucky's win over the Commodores marked the first victory for a No. 1 ranked team in the last four tries against the home-standing team in Memorial Gym.
- Kentucky has won its first 11 in league play, the best SEC start for the Wildcats since the 2002-03 team went 16-0.
- Doron Lamb scored a game-high 16 points against Vanderbilt. He has hit multiple 3-pointers in seven of the last eight games.
- Anthony Davis finished with seven blocks against the Commodores, giving him 127 on the season and moving him to seventh on the SEC single-season blocks list and 12th on UK's career blocks list.
- In the win over Florida, Marquis Teague notched his first career double-double effort with 12 points and 10 rebounds. It marked the first double-double by way of points and assists since John Wall achieved the feat during the 2009-10 season.

GYMNASTICS
- The gymnastics team posted its best home score of the season on Friday, falling 196-194.7 to defending National Champion Alabama in Memorial Coliseum.
- UK earned a season-high score on floor exercise with a 48.85 and was led on the event by sophomore Kayla Hartley's 9.9 score. Hartley's high mark brought home the floor title on the event as she became only the 18th gymnast in school history to earn a 9.9 or higher on the event. The score of 9.9 is the highest for any UK gymnast this season on any event.
- Senior Storey Morris had a great meet, finishing tied for second on beam and tied for third on uneven bars, while sophomore Kenzie Hedge finished second on vault.

MEN'S TENNIS
- Behind another match-clinching point from Alejandro Gomez, the men's tennis team continued its blitzing pace to start the season with a 4-3 win over No. 30 Notre Dame on Sunday.
- Kentucky is now 9-0 on the year, extending its best start to a season in the 30-year tenure of head coach Dennis Emery. The win over UND was UK's sixth of the season over a ranked foe after already taking down No. 12 Pepperdine, No. 22 Tulsa, No. 29 Indiana, No. 53 Michigan State and No. 59 North Carolina State.
- Four Wildcats earned singles wins Sunday, including No. 5 Eric Quigley, No. 36 Anthony Rossi, No. 95 Tom Jomby and No. 111 Alejandro Gomez. Rossi is currently riding a 13-match winning streak, while Quigley has won nine consecutive matches.

SOFTBALL
- Kentucky went 1-3 in its opening weekend of the season with its victory coming in dramatic fashion. The Wildcats used a seventh-inning rally highlighted by a two-run homer from Rachel Riley to capture the win over the Tigers.
- Freshman Griffin Joiner hit the game-winning solo blast for UK. Two other Wildcats hit their first career homers in L.A. as well. Ginny Carroll and Krystal Smith belted back-to-back bombs in the final game with UCLA.

TRACK AND FIELD
- Keilah Tyson won the 200-meter dash, breaking the UK 200m freshman record for the second time in as many weeks with a time of 23.69. Tyson's time is the second fastest in school history.
- Luis Orta finished sixth in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:02.45, the fourth fastest time in UK history, and the fastest time in the SEC this year.
- Walter Luttrell finished 10th in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:08.90, the 10th fastest in UK history and the third fastest in the SEC this year.
- Darryl Bradshaw ran a career-best 8.00 in the 60m hurdles. Bradshaw's time is the sixth fastest in program history.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
- Women's tennis hosted a doubleheader, defeating Winthrop 4-0 and Cincinnati 7-0.
- The Cats moved into second place in the SEC Eastern Division with their two victories.
- Sophomore Misha Testerman played her best match of the year, defeating Cincinnati's Carly Wilson, 6-0, 6-0.

WOMEN'S GOLF
- Through one round at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla., the women's golf team sits in ninth place, 13 strokes off the lead. Kentucky finished the opening round with a nine-over-par 297.
- Junior Ashleigh Albrecht paced Kentucky through the first round, shooting a one-under par 71. With two birdies and an eagle, Albrecht finished the day tied for fifth, five strokes off the lead. Albrecht carded an impressive eagle on the 354-yard, par-four ninth hole - the only eagle of the day.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Feb. 13
Women's basketball at Tennessee - 7:00 p.m.
Women's golf at UCF Challenge

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Women's golf at UCF Challenge

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Thursday, Feb. 16
Women's basketball at Alabama - 7:30 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, Feb. 17
Softball vs. Wright State - 4:00 p.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Baseball vs. Wofford - 4:00 p.m. (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Softball at Florida Atlantic - 6:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

Saturday, Feb. 18
Rifle hosts NCAA Qualifier - 8:00 a.m.
Softball vs. LIU Brooklyn - 9:00 a.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Women's tennis hosts Eastern Kentucky - 10:00 a.m.
Baseball vs. Eastern Michigan - Noon (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Softball vs. Michigan - 1:00 p.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Gymnastics at Georgia - 4:00 p.m.
Men's basketball hosts Ole Miss - 4:00 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts Evansville - 6:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

Sunday, Feb. 19

Softball vs. Maryland - 11:00 a.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Baseball vs. USC Upstate - 3:00 p.m. (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

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