Cat Scratches
Interactive Twitter Facebook

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 3)

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Men's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 on the week while enduring weather-related issues at both LSU and Missouri.
- Freshman sharpshooter James Young led the way for the Cats with a pair of 20-point outings. He poured in a team-high 23 at LSU while sinking a career-best five 3-pointers. He followed with a 20-point performance in a win over Missouri as UK became just the third team to earn a win at Mizzou Arena against Missouri coach Frank Haith. Freshman Aaron Harrison had a team-high 21 points including the go-ahead four points in the final minute of play to earn with the win over the Tigers.
- UK shot over .500 percent from the floor and hit on .571 percent from long range as four different Cats made at least one long ball.
- The Wildcats will return home to host Ole Miss on Tuesday, before returning to the road for two more contests. UK will end the week at Mississippi State on Saturday, a team it has already defeated once this season.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky rebounded from a season-low shooting performance and heartbreaking, 58-56, loss at Georgia on Thursday by putting its own defensive clamps on 14th-ranked LSU just three days later.
- The Wildcats held the Lady Tigers to 32.3 percent shooting in a much-needed, 63-56, win in Memorial Coliseum, the Cats' school-record third consecutive win over LSU in Lexington. Nine Wildcats contributed at least two points in the winning effort, paced by junior guard Bria Goss' 11 points and junior point guard Jennifer O'Neill's 10 points off the bench. Goss, who came into the game ranked sixth nationally in free-throw shooting percentage, nailed all six of her attempts on Sunday, increasing her free-throw streak to 23. The mark now ranks fourth all-time in UK history for consecutive free-throws made.
- The Wildcats have a bye week before traveling Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 9 to take on Florida for the second time this season. UK fell to the Gators in Lexington in the SEC home opener on Jan. 5, 83-73.

Gymnastics
- In the final competition of a season-long-tying three-meet roadtrip, the Kentucky gymnastics team lost to Georgia, 197.300-190.950, Saturday evening in Athens, Ga.
- Despite the season-low score, the Wildcats (4-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) fell just 0.050 points shy of a season-best performance on vault with a 48.850, and 0.125 points shy of a 2014-high on floor with a 49.000. UK's floor score was its second mark of 49.000 or higher of the season.
- Individually, five career high scores, in addition to three season-best scores, were set or tied. Shelby Hilton's 9.825 on floor and Shannon Mitchell's 9.850 on vault, both career highs, and sophomore Amy Roemmele's career-high-tying 9.825 on bars all resulted in team-bests for the Wildcats on each apparatus. Senior Audrey Harrison posted an all-around score of 37.675 to finish second.
- The Wildcats return home to face second-ranked and undefeated Florida on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET. It will be DanceBlue Night at Memorial Coliseum and UK will raise awareness and money to benefit children with cancer who are treated at the Pediatric Oncology Hematology Clinic on the UK campus. All fans are encouraged to wear gold to the meet to support DanceBlue.

Rifle
- The second-ranked Kentucky rifle team used a 4680 to knock off No. 6 Nebraska Sunday, with the Huskers shooting a 4659.
- Freshman Sonya May delivered the best individual aggregate for a Wildcat, opening the day with a 580 in smallbore followed by a 592 in air rifle.
- Seniors Aaron and Emily Holsopple UK in smallbore, with Emily Holsopple shooting a team-best 583 and Aaron Holsopple following with a 581.
- Kentucky will close out the regular season at No. 1 West Virginia this weekend.

Swimming and diving
- The Kentucky swimming and diving teams closed out the 2014 regular season with a bang on Saturday afternoon, winning 26 of the 32 events held, as the Wildcats defeated Cincinnati. The UK men beat the Bearcats 213-80, while the Wildcats also came out on the winning side for the women, collecting a 186-106 win.
- Junior Christina Bechtel collected two wins, taking the crown in both the 100-butterfly and the 50-freestyle. Bechtel tapped in No. 1 in the 50-freestyle in just less than 24 seconds, at 23.93, while recording a 55.37 in the 100-fly to take the top spot on the podium.
- Senior Greg Ferrucci won both the men's 1-meter and 3-meter wcompetitions, with a 398.25 on the 1-meter and a mark of 374.33. Junior Christa Cabot also won both the 1-meter and the 3-meter for Kentucky. Cabot scored a 335.70 on the 3-meter, while collecting a 330.83 to win on the lower board.
- Saturday marked Kentucky's final meet before heading to Athens, Ga., for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The University of Georgia will host the event, with the championships scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 18 running through Feb. 22.

Men's tennis
- The No. 22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish outlasted No. 13 Kentucky for the second-straight weekend onSunday afternoon in a 4-3 match which featured three lead changes, as NotreDame got a break at four-all in the deciding set in the deciding match to take the 4-3 win for the second-straight weekend.
- No. 68 Tom Jomby continued his great play to start the season, as he knocked off No. 22 Greg Andews for the second-straight weekend on court one, 6-5, 6-4. Jomby won a first set tiebreak, and then got a late break in the second set to serve it out and tie the match at 3-3. He is 7-0 on the season.
- The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, Feb. 7, as Kentucky travels to No. 5 Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes at 6 p.m. ET in Columbus.

Women's tennis
- The No. 40 University of Kentucky women's tennis team returned home with a 6-1 win over Penn State University on Saturday. This was the team's first true road match.
- After a 4-3 loss last season to the Nittany Lions, the Wildcats came out firing on all cylinders. Winning the doubles point, the team got off to an early 1-0 lead. Freshman Aldila Sutjiadi expanded the lead to 2-0 with her win on court 2 and No. 108 Nadia Ravita followed with her first win the season.
- Junior Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff clinched the match for Kentucky for the second time this season. Her consistency on the court has led her to four singles wins, a team high.
- The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a doubleheader against Marshall University at 10 a.m. ET and Morehead State at 6 p.m. ET.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 4
Men's Basketball vs. Ole Miss - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6
Softball vs. Santa Clara - 12 p.m. (Long Beach, Calif.)
Softball at Long Beach State - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7
Softball vs. Loyola Marymount - 1:30 p.m. (Fullerton, Calif.)
Men's Tennis at Ohio State - 6 p.m.
Softball vs. Oklahoma - 6:30 p.m. (Fullerton, Calif.)
Gymnastics vs. Florida - 7 p.m.
Track and Field at Notre Dame Invitational - TBA
Track and Field at Virginia Tech Elite Meet - TBA

Saturday, Feb. 8
Women's Tennis vs. Marshall - 10 a.m.
Softball vs. George Washington - 12 p.m. (Long Beach, Calif.)
Men's Basketball at Mississippi State - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Morehead State - 6 p.m.
Rifle at West Virginia - All Day
Track and Field at Notre Dame Invitational - TBA
Track and Field at Virginia Tech Elite Meet - TBA

Sunday, Feb. 9
Women's Basketball at Florida - 12 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Michigan State - 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Wright State - 6 p.m.
Women's Golf at UCF Challenge - All Day

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://cstv.collegesports.com/mt5.2/mt-tb.cgi/52240

Leave a comment




Recent Comments