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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 10)

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Men's basketball
- The Kentucky men's basketball team secured a pair of non-conference home victories this week with wins over Samford on Tuesday and Portland on Saturday. It was the third-straight year UK had met the Pilots in regular-season action with the Blue and White winning all three meetings.
- Freshman Willie Cauley-Stein sparked the win over Samford with the first double-double of the year for the Cats. Cauley-Stein logged 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in that win.
- Against Portland the Wildcats were spearheaded by the best performance of the season from sophomore Ryan Harrow who had season-highs with 10 points, four rebounds and six assists.
- Freshmen Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel provided consistent performances yet again for UK. Goodwin led the team in scoring in both outings and logged four assists in both games to run his total to six straight games with four or more dimes. Noel had seven points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven blocks against Portland. He had 12 swats on the weekend for an average of 6.0 per game.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team closed its season with a 22-11 overall record after falling in the NCAA round of 16 to top-seeded Penn State on Friday.
- The Wildcats were making their second-straight Sweet 16 appearance and third in the last four years under eighth-year head coach Craig Skinner. Only nine teams in the nation have reached that stage in back-to-back years, and 12 have advanced in three of the last four. UK is one of 14 teams in the nation to advance to eight-straight NCAA tournaments - all under the direction of Skinner.
- Senior libero Stephanie Klefot closes out her career with 1,924 career digs including a team-high 10 in the loss to the Nittany Lions. She is also the only player in program history to play in three Sweet 16s.
- Junior Whitney Billings has 987 career kills and 930 career digs, and is on pace to become the first player in program history in the 25-point rally scoring era to tally more than 1,000 career kills and digs.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky improved to 8-1 on the season after two impressive home victories vs. DePaul and Middle Tennessee in a three-day span over the weekend.
- UK has now won 27 straight home games, a streak that ranks second all-time and is just three wins shy of tying the school record of 30 consecutive home victories from 1980-1982.
- Against DePaul on Friday in Rupp Arena, UK dominated the Blue Demons from the start, winning 96-64 in front of a school-record 18,488 fans.
- Junior Samarie Walker posted her fifth career and second double-double of the season with a game-high 18 points and 10 boards. She is pulling down a team-high 7.9 rebounds and shooting a team-high .545 percent from the floor.
- Junior DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 14th career double-double and second at UK with career highs of 17 points and 13 rebounds. She scored her 1,000th-career point with a field goal at the 16:25 mark in the first half, reaching the milestone in just 79 games. Against the Blue Raiders, Stallworth again put up big numbers as she scored a team-best 16 points, while recording a career-high five assists and two blocks. Overall this season, eight players are averaging between 13.0 and 5.2 points per game for a very balanced scoring attack.
- Senior All-America candidate A'dia Mathies leads the team with 13.0 points per game.

Track and field
- The Kentucky Track and Field teams began the indoor season on Friday as nine Wildcats won individual events.
- Twenty-three competitors finished in the top three of their events as further evidence that the Wildcats are adjusting well to the new coaching staff.
- Sprinter Morganne Phillips broke a 25-year-old Gladstien Fieldhouse record with a time of 37.70 in the 300 meters breaking the previous mark of 37.93, which had stood since Feb. 7, 1987. Phillips' time also stands as the fastest in the nation at 300m so far this season.
- Bradley Szypka and Isiah Kent took the top two spots respectively in the shot put. Szypka's mark of 18.29m/60-00.25 currently leads the nation, and Kent owns the third best mark in America himself at 18.05m/59-02.75.
- Keffri Neal vanquished the field in the 1,000m to win with a time of 2:25.97, which currently stands as the best time in the country.
- The Kentucky men went 1-2-3 in the 60m hurdles final, as Keith Hayes won with a time of 7.82, Darryl Bradshaw took second (8.06) and Brandon Bagley (8:10) secured the podium sweep. Hayes' performance was second-best in the nation in the event this season.
- Terence Boyd's winning jump of 6.95m/22-09.75 gave him the top spot in the long jump.
- In the men's 300m, Hayes won with a time of 34.73 and he was followed by Ben Mason (35.14) in second place.
- Kayla Parker claimed the 60m hurdles final with a time of 8.43 to provide another highpoint for the Wildcat women.
- Andrew Evans, a 2012 outdoor All-American, won the weight throw with a top mark of 18.03m/59-02.00.

Upcoming schedule


Saturday, Dec. 15

Men's basketball hosts Lipscomb - 12:30 p.m.

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