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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 18)

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Men's basketball
- UK went 1-1 on the week with a 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State and an 87-49 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.
- Freshman Julius Randle logged a pair of double-doubles during the week to become the first UK player since Reggie Hanson in 1989-90 to begin the season with four-straight double-doubles. Randle had 27 points and 13 rebounds against Michigan State to become the first D-I freshman to open his career with three-straight 20-10 outings since Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007.
- Fellow freshman James Young poured in 19 points against the Spartans and followed with a 10-point outing against Robert Morris.

Women's basketball
- No. 7/8 Kentucky improved to 4-0 with wins over Georgia Southern (103-38) and Central Michigan (96-74) at home last week.
- Six players scored in double figures vs. GSU led by senior Bernisha Pinkett who came off the bench and scored a game- and season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Senior Kastine Evans netted a season-high tying 15 points, while seniors DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Junior Azia Bishop came off the bench for her second career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action and freshman Linnae Harper scored a career-high 13 points.
- Against Central Michigan, six players once again hit the double-digit mark, this time paced by Stallworth with a season-high 21 points. Sophomore Janee Thompson registered career highs in minutes played (28), points (17), field goals attempted (12) and steals (6), while tying her career high in rebounds (4). Walker notched her first double-double of the season and 12th of her career with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bishop finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks.

Cross country
- Cally Macumber earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship by finishing second individually at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday. With the result, Macumber was named to the All-Southeast Region Team for the second straight season. Macumber led the UK women's team to a fifth-place finish, as the Wildcats ended up with 186 points.
- Seniors Allison Peare and Anna Bostrom worked together to place 30th and 36th respectively with times of 21:22.20 and 21:25.90.
- The UK men's team finished 12th overall with 336 points. Seniors Matt Hillenbrand and Adam Kahleifeh finished 30th and 53rd respectively with times of 29:59.60 of 30:38.30.

Football
- The Kentucky football team fell in a hard-fought defensive battle over the weekend at Vanderbilt, 22-6. The UK defense played one of its better games by limiting Vanderbilt to 22 points, which was the Commodores' fewest output in the last 16 games.
- Senior defensive lineman Donte Rumph had a career game for UK, recording a career-best 10 tackles to go along with a tackle for loss. Junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree had 1.5 sacks in the game, while fellow junior Za'Darius Smith had half a sack.
- The Kentucky offense rushed for 142 yards in the game, the second most vs. an SEC opponent this season. Jalen Whitlow, Raymond Sanders and Jojo Kemp all have rushed for more than 400 yards this season, the first time UK has had three Cats surpass 400 rushing yards in a season since 1986.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed its 2013 season with a 1-0 loss to the host and eventual champion Charlotte 49ers in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday.
- UK's berth in the C-USA Tournament Semifinals marked the first back-to-back trips to the semifinals in program history. UK had three underclassmen named C-USA All-Tournament Team, sophomore keeper Callum Irving, and freshmen defenders Charlie Reymann and Jordan Wilson.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky won its first round match of the NCAA Tournament, 3-1, over Ohio State on Friday night, marking the first time in program history that Kentucky has advanced in the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons
- Caitlin Landis scored the game-opening goal in the 50th minute. Arin Gilliland scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute, collecting her team-leading 12th goal of the season on a breakaway slotted far post. Gilliland also tabbed an assist on Kentucky's third goal from freshman Zoe Swift for her fourth multi-point game of the season, which also leads the team and ties for the SEC lead.

Volleyball

- The Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-0 road swing through the Magnolia state with 3-0 sweeps at Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
- UK began the week with a season-high 19 blocks to take down the Bulldogs. Senior Alexandra Morgan had a career-high 11 rejections which marked the most blocks by a Wildcat in a single match in the 25-point rally scoring era against the Bulldogs.
- Against Ole Miss, Morgan again led the team with six blocks to run her total for the week to 17 and a 2.83 block per set rate. She also went errorless on the weekend with 13 kills at a .419 rate. Senior Whitney Billings led the offense against the Rebels with 11 kills, while also adding eight digs to her stat line.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Men's Basketball vs. Texas-Arlington - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Women's Basketball vs. Lipscomb - 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22
Volleyball vs. Texas A&M - 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at UCLA - 10:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament)
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day

Saturday, Nov. 23
Football at Georgia - 7 p.m.
Rifle at Alaska - All Day
Cross Country at NCAA Championships - TBA
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day

Sunday, Nov. 24
Volleyball vs. Missouri - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Middle Tennessee State - 3 p.m.
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day
Rifle at Alaska - All Day

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