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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 3)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky went 2-0 on the week with a win over Eastern Michigan at home before traveling to Brooklyn and claiming a 79-65 win over Providence.
- Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein led the way with an average of 15 points, eight rebounds and an astounding eight blocks per game. He swatted nine shots vs. the Friars which is a total that ranks as the second-highest output in a single game in school history.
- Freshman Aaron Harrison had a team-high 22 points vs. Eastern Michigan and followed that with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Providence. Freshman Julius Randle tied Jim Andrews' record of seven-straight double-doubles to open the season with one vs. Eastern Michigan before it was snapped against Providence. He logged 12 points and eight boards against the Friars and his reached double-digit scoring in every game this season. Freshman James Young poured in a team-best 18 points in the win over Providence.
- UK will return to action with a doubleheader with its women's programs at AT&T stadium on Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Baylor. It marks the second-straight opponent in the month of December vs. a team with two or few losses and either receiving votes or ranked in the Associated Press' top-25 poll.

Women's basketball
- No. 7 Kentucky improved to 8-0 with wins over Bradley and No. 4/3 Louisville. In the Bradley game, UK used a 25-0 run midway through the first half and would lead by as many as 42 points in the second half, defeating the Braves 117-77.
- The 117 points were the most in the Matthew Mitchell Era and the second-most in school history. Six Wildcats finished in double digits led by senior Samarie Walker's career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds. Senior DeNesha Stallworth added her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards.
- In the 50th "Battle of the Bluegrass"game vs. No. 4/3 Louisville in Memorial Coliseum, the Wildcats came out flat in the first half, shooting just 31 percent and trailing by as many as 14 points. However, UK stormed out of the gate in the second half, using a 24-9 spurt and its signature pressure defense to take over the game and win, 69-64. Stallworth, who had just one point and two defensive rebounds in the first half, netted 15 second-half points and grabbed six rebounds, four of them offensive, to aid in the comeback. Point guard Jennifer O'Neill also hit a key jumper with two minutes to play, helping UK seal its 16th straight win over the Cardinals in Memorial Coliseum. It marked UK's first regular-season win over a top-five team since defeating top-ranked Tennessee in 2006 and the first in Memorial Coliseum since upsetting No. 5 Auburn in 2000.
- The Wildcats hit the road for their next matchup with a top-10 opponent when they travel to Dallas to meet No. 9 Baylor in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. The game is the first in a double-header with the nationally-ranked UK men's basketball team vs. Baylor.

Football

- The Kentucky football team concluded its 2013 season with a 27-14 loss to Tennessee on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Offensively, Kentucky had 393 yards of total offense, which was its best offensive output in a Southeastern Conference game this season. UK threw for 254 yards, the second-most yards through the air this season, while sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley rushed a career-high 17 times for a career-best 143 yards.
- The UK defense recovered a fumble in the game, its 12th fumble recovery this season, ranking tops in the SEC. Senior linebacker Avery Williamson had six tackles in the game, ending the season with 102 tackles and concluding his career with 196 total tackles.

Volleyball
- The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team closed the regular season with a 3-2 (11-25, 26-28, 25-22, 25-18, 10-15) loss Wednesday to No. 6 Florida. The Wildcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a decisive fifth frame, but fell just shy of completing the upset at Memorial Coliseum.
- Senior Whitney Billings led the Wildcats with 20 kills in addition to 18 digs for the 12th double-double outing of the season and 42nd of her career. Freshman Anni Thomasson added 16 kills and nine digs, while sophomore setter Morgan Bergren also recorded a double-double with 50 assists and a career-high 13 digs. Junior libero Jackie Napper led the Wildcats with 20 digs.
- UK earned its school-record ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid with the No. 15 national seed. Kentucky hosts Duquesne Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum. The winner of that contest plays the winner of the Michigan State-Ohio matchup in the NCAA Second Round for a spot in the Lexington Regional. UK owns a 14-14 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Upcoming schedule

Thursday, Dec. 5
Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, Dec. 6
Women's Basketball at Baylor - 7:30 p.m. (Arlington, Texas)
Volleyball vs. Duquesne - 7:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament)
Men's Basketball at Baylor - 10 p.m. (Arlington, Texas)
Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Saturday, Dec. 7
Swimming & Diving at USA Winter Nationals - All Day (Knoxville, Tenn.)

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