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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 17)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 on the week with a home victory against Boise State before dropping an 82-77 loss at No. 18/21 North Carolina.
- Both Harrisons logged 17 or more points, with Andrew Harrison logging a career-best six assists. Freshman James Young had a game-high 21 points in a win over Boise State earlier in the week. Young has hit multiple 3-pointers in four-straight games.
- Kentucky will take a week off from competition for finals week. UK wraps up with 2013 calendar year with Belmont on Saturday and Louisville on the following Saturday.

Women's basketball
- No. 5/6 Kentucky improved to 11-0 with wins over DePaul (96-85) and East Tennessee State (73-56) last week. The 11-0 start ties the school record for the best start to a season, set in 2009-10. The 11-game winning streak also ties the second-longest winning streak in school history.
- The Wildcats took a hard-fought 96-85 win over the Blue Demons in Chicago on Thursday. Playing without All-SEC forward DeNesha Stallworth due to a knee injury, UK had to overcome an 11-point first-half deficit. Thanks in large part to the gritty play of freshmen Linnae Harper and Makayla Epps, the Wildcats defeated DePaul 96-85, ending their nonconference road schedule undefeated. Harper netted a career-high 18 points in her homecoming, 12 coming in the decisive second half.
- Epps added a career-high 10 points and six rebounds in just 15 minutes of action. Also in double digits was senior Kastine Evans with 14, senior Samarie Walker with 13 and a team-high eight rebounds, and junior Jennifer O'Neill with 12 points. The Wildcats shot a season-high 55.9 percent from the field, their highest shooting performance since hitting a 57.1 percent clip vs. Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 1, 2009.
- Against East Tennessee State, Harper once again came off the bench to spark the Wildcats. She netted all 10 of her points in the first half, hitting 5-of-6 attempts. She was one of three Wildcats in double figures as Walker and Janee Thompson led with 12 points apiece in the 73-56 win. After a week-long break for finals, the Wildcats will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 22 vs. No. 2 Duke in Rupp Arena for their annual "Pack the House" game.

Track and field
- Kentucky won six events at the indoor track and field season-beginning Hoosier Open on Friday inside Indiana's Gladstein Fieldhouse.
- Kayla Parker ran the nation's fastest 60-meter hurdles time, setting the school record 8.24 seconds to win the event for the second straight year.
- Junior transfer Kendra Harrison won two events, the 60m and 300m.
- Brad Szypka won the Hoosier Open shot put for the second year running as his top throw, 18.82m/61'9", fell just half and inch short of his PR.
- Keffri Neal won the 1,000m for the second-consecutive year, with nearly a three-second personal-best time, 2:22.82.
- Terence Boyd won the long jump, with an indoor-best jump 7.29m/23'11".
- Justin Kretchmer made a nice debut as the freshman won the high jump with a top clearance 2.10m/6'10.75".
- UK's next competition will be the home opening Kentucky Invitational inside Nutter Field House on January 17, 2014.

Upcoming schedule


Tuesday, Dec. 17
Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)

Saturday, Dec. 21

Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)
Men's Basketball vs. Belmont - 12 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22
Women's Basketball vs. No. 2 Duke - 3 p.m.

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