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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 25)

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Men's basketball
- UK earned a 105-76 triumph over visiting UT Arlington in its only competition of the week. UK's 105 points is the second-most ever scored in the John Calipari era.
- Freshman James Young had a career-high 26 points after knocking down a UK season-best five 3-pointers. Freshman Julius Randle logged his fifth-straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He's the first freshman and just the fourth player in program history to begin a season with five-straight double-doubles.
- Kentucky forced a pair of shot clock violations in the game to run its season total to seven for the year, surpassing last year's total of six just five games into the season. The Wildcaats won the battle of the boards by 12. Kentucky has out-rebounded its opponent in every game this season.
- UK will have three games in the next seven days. The Wildcats host Cleveland State Monday and Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, before traveling to Brooklyn to face Providence at the Barclays Center.
- No. 7 UK improved to 6-0 with wins over Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee. The Wildcats averaged 100.0 points per game, defeating Lipscomb 116-49, the second-most points in school history. UK downed MTSU, 84-72.
- A school-record eight Wildcats scored in double figures against Lipscomb, led by junior Bria Goss' 18 points in 17 minutes. Sophomore Janee Thompson had 16 points and a career-high seven rebounds, while senior Bernisha Pinkett added 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Senior Samarie Walker charted her second straight double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
- UK led by as many as 17 points and shot 50 percent from the field to open at MTSU. Goss netted a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting while senior Kastine Evans followed with 15. The win snapped a two-game losing skid at Middle Tennessee, giving UK its first road win since 1989.
- UK returns to Memorial Coliseum for its two games, playing host to Bradley at Noon on Wednesday and intrastate rival and third-ranked Louisville on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Cross country
- Cally Macumber battled back brilliantly from a tough-luck break to finish 13th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:26.40 Saturday. She finished in the NCAA Championship top-15 for the second straight season as she was sixth in 2012.

- The Kentucky football team fell over the weekend in its final road game of the 2013 season, 59-17 to Georgia.
- In his first career start, sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley rushed 10 times for 92 yards, including a career-long 69-yard touchdown rush.
- Defensively, Kentucky recovered its SEC-leading 11th fumble of the season in the second quarter. The Wildcats rank top-10 nationally in that category. Freshman nickelback Blake McClain led the UK defense with a career-best 12 tackles.

- No. 1 Kentucky dropped a pair of contests over the weekend at No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks, 4695-4689 Sunday and 4702-4671 Saturday.
- The loss on Saturday snapped UK's nine-match winning streak dating back to December 2012.
- After the fall season, UK is 5-2 on the season and will return to action on Jan. 11, 2014 at Ohio State.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 2 UCLA, 3-0 Friday at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles.
- Arin Gilliland had one of the best seasons in school history, setting a UK record in shots (100), finishing with 12 goals, three off the school record, 10 assists, one off the record and 34 points, just four shy the UK record.
- This season marked Kentucky's second straight season advancing to the NCAA Tournament second round for the first time in program history. The Wildcats finished with a 14-7-1 record, the same as 2012.

Swimming and diving

- The UK swimming and diving team competed at the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 22-24. The five-team field featured three squads ranked in the top 15 in both the men's and women's rankings.
- UK junior Christina Bechtel set two school record times, with a 1:54.21 to win the 200 yard butterfly and a 51.36 for a second-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Bechtel also placed second in the 400 medley relay along with four more top-11 finishes.
- Junior diver Christa Cabot won the platform event with a score of 283.50. She finished in the top five in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events.
- The OSU Invite is the end of the fall season. The Wildcats will compete at several individual events before competing as a team on Jan. 11 vs. Alabama and Arkansas.

- No. 16 Kentucky went 1-1 on the weekend against Texas A&M and No. 4 Missouri.
- UK began the weekend with a balanced effort in a sweep of the Aggies. Three UK players had double-figure kills including a team-high from senior Whitney Billings who had 15. Billings also added 10 digs for her 39th career double-double. Four players logged double-digit digs as UK had 62 for the match, a new program record for scoops in a three-set match in the 25-point rally scoring era. Senior Alexandra Morgan continued her assault defensively with her 10th match of the season in league player with five or more blocks, this time coming up with a squad-best eight against Texas A&M. Missouri swept the Cats on Senior Day as the Tigers remain undefeated.
- Kentucky concludes the regular season with No. 7 Florida at home Wednesday before the NCAA Selection Show on Dec. 1. UK is in pursuit of a program-record ninth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Nov. 25
Men's Basketball vs. Cleveland State - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Women's Basketball vs. Bradley - 12 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan - 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Florida - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30
Football vs. Tennessee - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1
Women's Basketball vs. Louisville - 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Providence - 8:30 p.m. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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