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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 12)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky was sparked by a career-best performance from Jarrod Polson in the 72-69 win over the Terps. The junior had career highs in points (10), assists (3) and rebounds (2) in addition to sinking the game-clinching free throws.
- Sophomore Kyle Wiltjer led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points to couple a career-high three blocks.
- Freshman Archie Goodwin provided 16 points which ranks as the sixth-best start to a career by a freshman under John Calipari at Kentucky.
- The meeting with the Blue Devils this Tuesday night will mark the first matchup between the two since the 2001-02 season. UK leads the all-time series 11-8, but Duke has won six of the last seven matchups.

Volleyball

- The Kentucky volleyball team endured a pair of heartbreaking losses on the road at Alabama and Arkansas this weekend.
- Senior Ashley Frazier led the Wildcats with 10 kills in a four-set loss at Alabama.
- Junior Whitney Billings paced the Blue and White with her career-best 14th double-double of 18 kills and 15 digs in the loss to Arkansas. Senior Stephanie Klefot had 14 or more digs in both matches, while freshman Sara Schwarzwalder matched a career high with eight blocks against the Razorbacks.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky recorded its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history Friday night, picking up a 1-0 decision over UT Martin in overtime.
- Freshman Kelli Hubly scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute with Arin Gilliland recording her 21st point of the year in the game-winning assist.

Men's soccer
- The Wildcats used a magnificent goal from senior Jacob Kemper for the 1-0 win over Memphis on Wednesday night.
- In the C-USA quarterfinals against No. 19 SMU (No. 22 in NCAA RPI) the Wildcats got the first career goal from senior co-captain Cameron Wilder for an early lead, After allowing an equalizer, UK battled back on Gabriel Conelian's fifth goal of the year. After a pair of scoreless overtime periods, SMU - the C-USA regular-season champion - advanced to the finals via penalty kicks to face Tulsa on Sunday.

Rifle
- The University of Kentucky rifle team defeated No. 15 Navy on Saturday, 4697 - 4591.
- Senior Henri Junghänel tied a school record, shooting a 597 in air rifle.
- Four UK shooters broke 590 in air rifle, including seniors Henri Junghänel (597), Heather Greathouse (592) and Stacy Wheatley (592) and junior Emily Holsopple (591).

Cross Country
- Cally Macumber won her second-straight race, the NCAA Southeast Regional on Friday.
- Three Wildcats, Cally Macumber, Chelsea Oswald and Luis Orta all qualified for the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky., at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.
- Macumber flew across the 6,000-meter course in 20:10.98, a time less than two seconds off her season-best performance at that distance.
- Macumber, the 2012 SEC Champion, and Oswald will be the first Wildcats to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships since Kentucky qualified as a team in 2008. They are the first individual qualifiers for the Wildcats since Allison Grace in 2005.
- Luis Orta led the men's team to a 12th-place finish with a time of 30:08.32 more than 30 seconds faster than his time at regionals last season.
- Macumber, Oswald, Allison Peare, Anna Bostrom and Orta were all named to the All-Region Team.

Women's basketball
- No. 6/7 Kentucky opened its 39th season of varsity women's basketball and year six of the Matthew Mitchell era in winning fashion, defeating Delaware State 90-50 in front of 4,637 fans in Memorial Coliseum.
- The Cats' scoring attack was led by preseason SEC Player of the Year A'dia Mathies with a game-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. The senior guard also dished out a game-high six ssists, while charting four rebounds and four steals. Mathies moved up one spot to No. 11 on UK's all-time scoring list and is now just 55 steals shy of tying the school's all-time steals record of 309 set by Stacey Reed (1991-95).
- UK had three players finish in double-figures as junior transfer DeNesha Stallworth tallied 11 points in her Kentucky debut and Bria Goss recorded 14 points.

Men's tennis
- Maks Gold and Ryuji Hirooka were crowned the champions of the 2012 Bulldog Scramble in doubles on Sunday, claiming an 8-4 win in the championship match.
- Gold went 3-1 on the weekend in the singles portion of the draw, including picking up two wins over SEC opponents.
- The tournament marked the completion of the 2012 Fall Season, as UK now sets its sights on the spring season which is set to begin on Jan. 11, 2013.

Upcoming schedule


Tuesday, Nov. 13

Women's basketball at Baylor - 6:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Duke (Atlanta, Ga.) - 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14
Swimming & Diving at Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, Nov. 15
Swimming & Diving at Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's basketball hosts Lafayette - 7:00
Women's soccer vs. UCLA (San Diego, Ca.) - TBA

Saturday, Nov. 16
Swimming & Diving at Tennessee Invite (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Rifle hosts TCU
Women's basketball hosts High Point - 1:00 p.m.
Football hosts Samford - 7:30
Cross Country at NCAA Championships (Louisville, Ky.)

Sunday, Nov. 17
Volleyball hosts Georgia - 1:30 p.m.

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