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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 10)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky turned in a sweep of the Magnolia State with wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State this week. UK met Ole Miss in a battle for second place in the SEC and dominated the Rebels en route to an 80-64 win.
- Kentucky was paced by the play of sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein who logged his second double-double of the season. He posted a season-high 18 points to couple with 11 boards and six blocked shots. As a unit, UK smacked a season-high 12 blocked shots with freshman Dakari Johnson chipping in with a career-best four swats. Kentucky limited the Rebels to a .357 field goal clip in the second half and outscored the visitors by a 45-30 margin in the second stanza.
- Against Mississippi State, Kentucky earned a 69-59 victory led by freshman Julius Randle who notched 16 points and added seven rebounds. Johnson chipped in with nine points and a team-best eight rebounds. Fellow freshman Aaron Harrison had a steady week providing consistency in all phases of the game. He notched 16 points against the Rebels and had six rebounds in the win. Against the Bulldogs, Harrison chipped in nine points, had six more rebounds and added a squad-best six assists just one shy of a career high.

Women's basketball
- Coming off a bye week, Kentucky went on the road to face the Florida Gators for the second time this season. The Cats were looking to avenge an 83-73 home loss to the Gators from earlier this season. Trailing by 14 points with 16:13 to play in the game, the Wildcats clawed back within two with 2:13 to play but Florida capitalized on UK turnovers and hit 4-of-6 free throws down the stretch to defeat UK, 86-80.
- It marked the first time since Dec. 18, 2011 the Wildcats have lost a game when scoring 80 or more points. Five players scored in double figures, paced by junior Jennifer O'Neill's 20 points, 15 coming in the second half.
- Senior forwards DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker each recorded double-doubles with Stallworth charting 14 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds and Walker adding 10 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Bria Goss and freshman Linnae Harper added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Gymnastics
- After three consecutive weekends on the road, the Kentucky gymnastics team scored a season-best 195.450 against No. 1 Florida in its returned to Memorial Coliseum Friday on DanceBlue Night. UF recorded a 197.175 to win and keep its perfect record intact.
- The Wildcats tallied a season-high score by 0.300 points against the defending national champion-Gators thanks to a 2014-best vault score and individual season-highs set or tied six times. For the first time this year, Kentucky scored a 49.000 or higher on two events, with a 49.025 on floor and a season-best 49.000 on vault to open the competition. The Blue and White also notched a 48.800 on uneven bars and a 48.625 on balance beam, both their second-highest totals on each apparatus in 2014.
- Senior Audrey Harrison led UK with a 39.225 in the all-around, a season-best. Harrison also led the Wildcats with a 9.825 on beam, a 9.800 on bars and tied redshirt junior Kayla Hartley with a 9.825 on floor. Senior Holly Cunningham notched a team-best 9.850 on vault.
- Friday was DanceBlue Night, to raise awareness and money to benefit children with cancer who are treated at UK's Pediatric Oncology Hematology Clinic. UK wore gold warm-up tops, which are being auctioned off on UKathletics.com to benefit DanceBlue. More information about DanceBlue can be found at DanceBlue.org.
- The Wildcats return to the road Feb. 15 at the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. UK will face a trio of top-15 teams in No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 LSU and 13th-ranked Arizona. Kentucky travels to the Lone Star State for the first time since 2008, when UK won a four-team invitational hosted by Texas Women's University.

Rifle
- The Kentucky rifle team dropped its final match of the regular season Saturday, falling 4702-4688 at West Virginia.
- Senior Emily Holsopple delivered the Wildcats' best air rifle performance of the year, shooting a 596, while also leading UK in smallbore with a 587.
- Sophomore Connor Davis broke the 590 mark in air rifle for the 11th time this year with a 590.
- After a week off, Kentucky will return to action Feb. 22, hosting the NCAA Qualifiers.

Softball
- The No. 12 University of Kentucky softball team started its season in style by going 5-0 on its West Coast swing with wins over No. 2 Oklahoma and Santa Clara, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount and George Washington. The 5-0 start is the best in school history for Kentucky, while its win over No. 2 Oklahoma - the defending national champions - tied the highest-ranked opponent UK has ever defeated.
- Junior catcher Griffin Joiner paced UK
offensively with a .667 (10-for-15) batting average with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI, while sophomores Maisie Steed and Ansley Smith and seniors Ginny Carroll and Emily Jolly each hit homers.
- Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Nunley paced UK in the circle with her first collegiate no-hitter and a 10-inning win over No. 2 Oklahoma. The native of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., struck out a career-high 11 batters against Santa Clara in the no-hit bid, while striking out eight against Oklahoma. Senior Lauren Cumbess and freshman Shannon Smith each tossed shutouts in wins over Long Beach State and George Washington, respectively, while freshman Meagan Prince got the win in seven strong innings vs. Loyola Marymount.

Men's tennis
- The No. 17 University of Kentucky men's tennis team got back on track with two wins on Sunday afternoon, knocking off No. 50 Michigan State 4-1, and Wright State 6-0. With the two results, Kentucky snapped a three-game losing streak and upped its record to 7-3 on the season.
- Senior Tom Jomby earned career win No. 75 on Sunday as he came back from down a set to win his match 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 on court one to pick up the victory. Jomby has the highest win total of any active UK player, and currently sits seventh on the all-time wins list at Kentucky.
- The Wildcats' win over Michigan State upped Kentucky's record to 2-0 on the season against teams representing the B1G conference. Four of UK's seven wins in 2014 have come against teams in the current ITA top 50.

Women's tennis
- The University of Kentucky women's tennis team went 2-0, Saturday in a doubleheader against Marshall University and Morehead State. Kentucky won both matches, 6-1.
- Sophomore Kirsten Lewis was consistent in both her singles matches. Lewis competed in the No. 4 singles position and defeated Marshall's Anna Pomyatinskaya, 6-2, 6-1, and Morehead State's Sandrine Beaule, 6-0, 6-0.
- Aldila Sutjiadi came from 5-1 deficit to beat Morehead State's Briar Preston, 7-5 in the second set, tying her match on court one. In the tiebreak, Sutjiadi demanded the floor, beating her opponent, 6-2, 7-5 (7).
- Kentucky moves to 6-1 on the season and will be back in action Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky University and East Tennessee State University. The first match against EKU will begin at 10 a.m. ET followed by ETSU at 6 p.m. ET.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Feb. 10
Women's Golf at UCF Challenge - 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Women's Golf at UCF Challenge - 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Women's Tennis vs. Eastern Kentucky - 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis vs. ETSU - 6 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Auburn - 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Women's Basketball vs. Ole Miss - 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14
Softball vs. Louisiana Tech - 11 a.m. (Austin, Texas)
Baseball vs. Virginia - 12 p.m. (Wilmington, N.C.)
Women's Tennis vs. Ohio State - 1 p.m.
Softball at Texas - 5 p.m.
Track & Field at Tyson Invitational - TBA
Track & Field at Hoosier Hill Invite - TBA
Track & Field at Husky Classic - TBA
Track & Field at Iowa State Classic - TBA

Saturday, Feb. 15
Softball vs. IPFW - 11 a.m. (Austin, Texas)
Baseball at UNC-Wilmington - 4 p.m.
Gymnastics vs. Arizona, LSU, Oklahoma - 8 p.m.
(Fort Worth, Texas)
Men's Basketball vs. Florida - 9 p.m.
Track & Field at Tyson Invitational - TBA
Track & Field at Hoosier Hill Invite - TBA
Track & Field at Husky Classic - TBA
Track & Field at Iowa State Classic - TBA

Sunday, Feb. 16
Baseball vs. VMI - 10 a.m. (Wilmington, N.C.)
Women's Tennis at Indiana - 11 a.m.
Women's Basketball at Tennessee - 1 p.m.

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