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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 14)

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Men's basketball
• Kentucky dropped its first SEC home opener in the John Calipari era to the hot-shooting Texas A&M Aggies behind a 40-point effort from Elston Turner on Saturday.
• UK freshman Nerlens Noel had his best game in the blue and white with 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks, six assists and four steals. He's the first player in the NCAA to put up those numbers in a single game since 1996-97.
• Sophomore Ryan Harrow scored in double-figures in the sixth-straight game with 14 points, while freshman Archie Goodwin led the squad with 17 points.

Women's basketball

• No. 6/6 Kentucky improved to 16-1 overall, 4-0 in the SEC and increased its school-record winning streak to 15 after hard-fought wins over the league's newest members No. 20/21 Texas A&M (65-52) and Missouri (69-43) last week.
• Against the Aggies, the Wildcats rallied from a six-point half time deficit, using its tenacious defense along with the hot shooting of reigning SEC Player of the Year A'dia Mathies and redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill. Mathies hit three of her four 3-pointers in the second half for 11 of her season-high 23 points, while O'Neill added 15 points and a career-high eight assists in the win.
• The Cats traveled to Missouri for the first time in program history on Sunday and again, it was their pressure defense that sealed the victory and snapped the Tigers' 11-game home winning streak. The Tigers, who came into the game leading the nation in 3-pointers made per game with 9.9, were limited to a season-low two 3-pointers. UK also held Missouri's Morgan Eye, the nation's leading 3-point shooter, to just six points and zero treys for the first time this season.

Gymnastics
• The University of Kentucky gymnastics team performed solidly on all four events to gather an overall team score of 195.525, in a win at Auburn on Friday night.
• The win was Kentucky's first SEC road victory in a dual meet since 1999, and the first SEC season-opening win since 2008.
• The Wildcats are off to the best start in school history as they've compiled two straight scores more than 195 to begin a season for the first time ever.
• Junior Audrey Harrison posted a 39.2 to win her first career SEC dual all-around competition, and her fifth career all-around title.
• Overall, Kentucky earned 13 season or career-high scores in the meet.

Rifle

• The Kentucky rifle team won its first match of the spring Sunday with a 4705 - 4687 victory over No. 4 Alaska-Fairbanks.
• Senior Henri Junghänel led the Wildcats with an aggregate score of 1184, delivering a 590 in smallbore to go along with a 594 in air rifle.
• The Wildcats had a strong showing across the board in air rifle with all six shooters breaking the 590 barrier.

Track and field
• Bradley Szypka, Cally Macumber and Darryl Bradshaw dazzled the home crowd in Nutter Field House as all three took event titles on Saturday at the Kentucky Invitational, the Wildcats' first home meet of the season.
• Szypka won the shot put for the second consecutive meet with a personal record of 18:36m/60-03.0, which came on his final throw. The mark gave him the No. 4 shot put in the nation this season as of Saturday evening.
• Macumber won the mile in PR time of 4:42.30, as she pulled away from the field, which included two unattached runners who competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 800 meters.
• The cross country All-American's time - in her first run of the indoor season - currently ranks as second-fastest mile in the country this season.
• Bradshaw won the men's 60-meter hurdles in 8:07, while Brandon Bagley took fifth in the event with a time of 8.24.
• Kadeem Kushimo also turned in a PR time of 47.85 in the 400m, which was the best run by a collegiate competitor in the event. The sophomore finished second overall.

Upcoming schedule


Tuesday, Jan. 15
Men's basketball hosts Tennessee - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17
Women's basketball hosts Mississippi State - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18
Track and field at New Mexico Cherry & Silver (Alburquerque, N.M.) - 6:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Arkansas - 7:00 p.m. (Excite Night)

Saturday, Jan. 19
Women's tennis hosts Morehead State - 10:00 a.m.
Track and field at New Mexico Cherry & Silver (Alburquerque, N.M.) - 11:00 a.m.
Women's tennis hosts Belmont - 6:00 p.m.
Men's basketball at Auburn - 9:00 p.m.
Rifle vs. Memphis (Oxford, Miss.)

Sunday, Jan. 20
Men's tennis hosts Northern Kentucky - 11:00 a.m.
Women's basketball hosts Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Morehead State - 5:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Alumni Match (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Rifle at Ole Miss

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