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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 30)

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Men's basketball
- The 18th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats defeated in-state rival and No. 4 rated Louisville by a 73-66 score in the lone competition of the week for the Cats. With the win, UK has won 17 consecutive home games and is 76-2 in Rupp Arena under John Calipari.
- UK limited Louisville to 39.7 percent shooting from the field and improves to 8-0 on the year when keeping opponents under 40.0 percent shooting.
- Freshmen James Young and Andrew Harrison led UK with 18 points apiece, and classmate Julius Randle added 17 first half points. Young contributed a team-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, while also leading the team with a career-best four assists. Harrison's 18 points marked a career-best with 11 of those tallies coming after halftime.
- UK is open this week before opening up Southeastern Conference action on Jan. 8 with a home contest vs. Mississippi State at 8 p.m. ET.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky returned home from a short holiday break to defeat Grambling State in commanding fashion, 109-46, on Sunday. The Wildcats completed nonconference play at 12-1, just the seventh one-loss nonconference season in 40 years of varsity play.
- Six players netted double figures, led by junior Bria Goss who dropped in a career-high 23 points to go along with a season-high eight rebounds in just 24 minutes of action. Freshman Linnae Harper scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high tying seven rebounds, while sophomore Janee Thompson added 13 points. Seniors Kastine Evans and Samarie Walker followed with 11 points apiece and freshman Makayla Epps charted a career-high 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with a career-high seven rebounds.
- It marked the fifth time this season UK has scored 100 or more points and the 60-19 halftime lead was the largest in school history. UK has now won nine straight in Memorial and 44 consecutive games in Memorial vs. nonconference opponents.
- The Wildcats begin SEC play on the road Thursday when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to meet the Crimson Tide. Game time is now 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET.

Upcoming schedule

Thursday, Jan. 2
Women's Basketball at Alabama - 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 3
Swimming & Diving at Georgia Diving Invitational - All Day

Saturday, Jan. 4
Swimming & Diving at Georgia Diving Invitational - All Day

Sunday, Jan. 5
Swimming & Diving at Georgia Diving Invitational - All Day
Women's Basketball vs. Florida - 3 p.m.

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