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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 13)

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Men's basketball
- The 14th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats opened SEC play by securing two wins this week. UK opened with an 85-63 victory over Mississippi State at home.
- Kentucky was led by the play of freshman James Young who had career-highs in points (26), rebounds (10) and assists (5) to lead the Cats.
- The Blue and White then traveled to Vanderbilt and came away with a 71-62 road victory. Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein sparked the Cats with a team-high 15 points. Cauley-Stein also contributed six rebounds and a pair of steals.
- UK will remain on the road for a matchup with Arkansas on Tuesday, before hosting Tennessee in the squads' lone meeting of 2014 on Saturday.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 last week with a 68-59 loss at No. 10/11 South Carolina and an 80-69 win over Missouri at home.
- In the USC game, junior center Azia Bishop recorded her third career and second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore point guard Janee Thompson also added 12 points, 10 coming in the second half.
- The Cats rebounded with a hard-fought win over Missouri at home, giving UK its 700th program victory. Junior guard Bria Goss shined in the win as she charted a team-high 20 points, a season-high tying eight rebounds, and took two charges giving her 21 for the season. The league's leading free-throw shooter was a was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and is now hitting .912 percent (52-of-57) from the charity stripe. Thompson followed with 16 points and a game-high six assists, while junior point guard Jennifer O'Neill and senior forward DeNesha Stallworth scored 11 points apiece. Walker followed with her 17th career double-double and sixth of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds. She also recorded two of UK's six blocks, just one shy of the season high.

Gymnastics

- The No. 17 Kentucky gymnastics team defeated three teams to win the annual Excite Night at the Kentucky Classic event to open the 2014 season Friday night in Memorial Coliseum in front of 5,839 fans. UK (3-0, 0-0 SEC) scored a 195.000, ahead of No. 15 Penn State's 193.975. West Virginia placed third with a 193.700, while Ball State scored a 190.875.
- UK senior Audrey Harrison won the all-around title with a 39.075 along with a win on beam with a 9.850. She joined redshirt junior Kayla Hartley with a meet-best 9.825 on floor. The Wildcats claimed the top scores on vault with a 48.600, beam with a 48.675 and floor with a 48.950. UK's uneven bars score of 48.775 was second to West Virginia's.
- The Wildcats hit the road for the second week of the season when they travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Ozone Invite Jan. 18. UK will compete against No. 2 Alabama and No. 10 Nebraska in the neutral-site event at 8 p.m. ET. Kentucky's next home contest is Feb. 7 against No. 1 and defending national champion Florida.

Rifle
- The Kentucky rifle team opened the spring season with a 4688-4623 win at No. 8 Ohio State.
- Senior Emily Holsopple led Kentucky with an aggregate score of 1179, shooting a team-best 587 in smallbore and a 592 in air rifle.
- Sophomore Connor Davis shot a team high in air rifle with a 593, the seventh time he has led the team in air rifle.

Swimming and diving
- After over six weeks off from competition, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving team returned to action Saturday against Alabama and Arkansas.
- Against the two Southeastern Conference foes, the Wildcats registered eight wins and 10 second place finishes. Christina Bechtel and Abby Myers, both juniors, along with Kelly Berger, a freshman, each recorded a win and runner-up finishes. Bechtel also helped a relay team to a second-place showing.
- The Wildcats travel to in-state rival Louisville on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET. The meet comes a week before UK's final home contest of the season, Feb. 1 against Cincinnati at the Lancaster Aquatics Center.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 14
Men's Basketball at Arkansas - 9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17
Men's Tennis vs. Dayton - 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Eastern Kentucky - 5 p.m.
Track & Field - Kentucky Invitational - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18
Track & Field - Kentucky Invitational - 9 a.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Cincinnati - 10 a.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee - 12 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Ball State - 6 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics vs. Alabama, Nebraska - 7 p.m. (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Rifle vs. Murray State - All Day (West Point, N.Y.)

Sunday, Jan. 19
Men's Tennis at Duke - 1 p.m. (Cary, N.C.)
Women's Basketball at Auburn - 2 p.m.
Rifle at Army - All Day (West Point, N.Y.)

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