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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.


- 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.

- 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.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 7)

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Women's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 on the week with an 85-63 SEC-opening win at Alabama followed by a loss to Florida at home.
- Against the Tide, four Wildcats scored in double figures led by Jennifer O'Neill with 17 points off the bench. Azia Bishop looked impressive in her fourth starting assignment of the season, charting a season-high 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks. Kastine Evans followed with a season-high tying 15 points and Samarie Walker notched her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and game-high 13 rebounds.
- The Cats returned home only to struggle offensively against Florida on Sunday, shooting just 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from the field and 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the free-throw line in the 83-73 loss. It marked UK's second-lowest field goal percentage of the season and the loss snapped UK's nine-game home winning streak and its six-game winning streak vs. the Gators. O'Neill once again led the Cats in scoring with 15 points. Walker posted her second straight double-double with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
- UK will travel to South Carolina on Thursday before playing host to Missouri on Sunday.

Swimming and diving
- The Kentucky diving team competed at the Georgia Diving Invitational, Jan. 3-5 in Athens, Ga. Seniors John Fox and Greg Ferrucci, along with junior Lindsay Keahey advanced to the finals and finished in the top 12 on each event at the three-day, 14-team competition.
- Fox placed eighth on the 3-meter and ninth on the 1-meter and platform, while Keahey finished seventh on platform and 12th in the 1- and 3-meter finals. Ferrucci tallied UK's highest finish with a fifth-place showing on platform after finishing 10th on the 1-meter and 12th on the 3-meter.
- UK swimming and diving returns to action on Jan. 11 against Alabama and Arkansas in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 8
Men's Basketball vs. Mississippi State - 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 9
Women's Basketball at South Carolina - 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 10
Gymnastics hosts Excite Night at the Kentucky Classic vs. Penn State, West Virginia & Ball State - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11
Swimming and Diving at Alabama, Arkansas - 11 a.m.
Men's Basketball at Vanderbilt - 3:30 p.m.
Rifle at Ohio State - All Day

Sunday, Jan. 12
Women's Basketball vs. Missouri - 5 p.m.

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.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 17)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 on the week with a home victory against Boise State before dropping an 82-77 loss at No. 18/21 North Carolina.
- Both Harrisons logged 17 or more points, with Andrew Harrison logging a career-best six assists. Freshman James Young had a game-high 21 points in a win over Boise State earlier in the week. Young has hit multiple 3-pointers in four-straight games.
- Kentucky will take a week off from competition for finals week. UK wraps up with 2013 calendar year with Belmont on Saturday and Louisville on the following Saturday.

Women's basketball
- No. 5/6 Kentucky improved to 11-0 with wins over DePaul (96-85) and East Tennessee State (73-56) last week. The 11-0 start ties the school record for the best start to a season, set in 2009-10. The 11-game winning streak also ties the second-longest winning streak in school history.
- The Wildcats took a hard-fought 96-85 win over the Blue Demons in Chicago on Thursday. Playing without All-SEC forward DeNesha Stallworth due to a knee injury, UK had to overcome an 11-point first-half deficit. Thanks in large part to the gritty play of freshmen Linnae Harper and Makayla Epps, the Wildcats defeated DePaul 96-85, ending their nonconference road schedule undefeated. Harper netted a career-high 18 points in her homecoming, 12 coming in the decisive second half.
- Epps added a career-high 10 points and six rebounds in just 15 minutes of action. Also in double digits was senior Kastine Evans with 14, senior Samarie Walker with 13 and a team-high eight rebounds, and junior Jennifer O'Neill with 12 points. The Wildcats shot a season-high 55.9 percent from the field, their highest shooting performance since hitting a 57.1 percent clip vs. Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 1, 2009.
- Against East Tennessee State, Harper once again came off the bench to spark the Wildcats. She netted all 10 of her points in the first half, hitting 5-of-6 attempts. She was one of three Wildcats in double figures as Walker and Janee Thompson led with 12 points apiece in the 73-56 win. After a week-long break for finals, the Wildcats will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 22 vs. No. 2 Duke in Rupp Arena for their annual "Pack the House" game.

Track and field
- Kentucky won six events at the indoor track and field season-beginning Hoosier Open on Friday inside Indiana's Gladstein Fieldhouse.
- Kayla Parker ran the nation's fastest 60-meter hurdles time, setting the school record 8.24 seconds to win the event for the second straight year.
- Junior transfer Kendra Harrison won two events, the 60m and 300m.
- Brad Szypka won the Hoosier Open shot put for the second year running as his top throw, 18.82m/61'9", fell just half and inch short of his PR.
- Keffri Neal won the 1,000m for the second-consecutive year, with nearly a three-second personal-best time, 2:22.82.
- Terence Boyd won the long jump, with an indoor-best jump 7.29m/23'11".
- Justin Kretchmer made a nice debut as the freshman won the high jump with a top clearance 2.10m/6'10.75".
- UK's next competition will be the home opening Kentucky Invitational inside Nutter Field House on January 17, 2014.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)

Saturday, Dec. 21

Swimming & Diving at USA Diving Winter National Championships - All Day (Austin, Texas)
Men's Basketball vs. Belmont - 12 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22
Women's Basketball vs. No. 2 Duke - 3 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 10)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky dropped a neutral-site contest to 20th ranked Baylor on Friday night by a 67-62 margin.
- Freshman Julius Randle led the squad with 16 points for his ninth-straight double-figure scoring effort. He also snagged a team-best eight rebounds. Freshmen guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison both dished out career-bests with six assists. Aaron Harrison logged 15 points and reached double-figures in the opening half for the third straight game. Freshman James Young knocked down a quartet of 3-pointers and has hit multiple 3's in five games this season.
- UK continues its tough stretch in the month of December with a home date vs. undefeated Boise State on Tuesday, before traveling to top-20 ranked North Carolina on Saturday for its first true road test of the season.

Women's basketball

- No. 7 Kentucky improved to 9-0 on the season after defeating No. 9 Baylor in one of the most epic games in college basketball history. Playing in a double-header with the UK men's team in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Wildcats defeated the Lady Bears in a four overtime thriller, 133-130.
- The 263 combined points set a new NCAA record, besting the previous high for a Division I women's game of 252 points in SMU's 127-125 win over TCU, also in four overtimes, on Jan. 25, 1997. The Wildcats also won consecutive games against top-10 teams for the first time in school history and set school records for points (133), free-throws made (49) and free-throws attempted (66).
- Junior point guard Jennifer O'Neill came off the bench to net a school-record 43 points on 14-of-31 shooting, netting 33 in the second half and overtime periods. Sophomore point guard Janee Thompson added a career-high 20 points, while senior forward DeNesha Stallworth charted 16 points, nine rebounds and a game-high four steals. Senior guard Kastine Evans and junior guard Bria Goss scored 14 and 13 points, respectively and senior forward Samarie Walker grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the game.
- The Cats travel to the Windy City on Thursday to face DePaul at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

- The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball began the weekend with a 3-0 sweep of Duquesne in the NCAA Tournament's first round before a 3-1 loss to No. 20 Michigan State in the second round of the tournament.
- The Wildcats, who made the NCAA Tournament for a school-record ninth consecutive year, finished the season with a 22-9 record, marking the third straight 20-win season for UK. Kentucky's visit to the second round in 2013 marks the first time in program history UK has won at least one NCAA game in three straight years.
- In the win over Duquesne, senior Whitney Billings, led UK with a match-high 18 kills on .406 hitting to go along with eight digs and two service aces. Freshman Anni Thomasson also reached double digits with 12 kills and three digs, while junior libero Jackie Napper recorded 11 digs. Billings added 18 kills with 13 digs for her 43rd career double-double against Michigan State, while junior Lauren O'Conner added seven kills.
- Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum will play host to the NCAA Regionals this weekend. Michigan State and Penn State will open the tournament on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. ET, with Stanford and Minnesota facing off at 7 p.m. The regional championship is slated for 4 p.m. on Dec 14, with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Seattle. UK is one of four sites selected for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups and this marks the second time in three seasons Memorial Coliseum will host this premier volleyball event. Tickets are available now at

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Men's Basketball vs. Boise State - 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12
Women's Basketball at DePaul - 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13
Track and Field at Hoosier Open - TBA (Bloomington, Ind.)

Saturday, Dec. 14
Men's Basketball at North Carolina - 5:15 p.m.
Track and Field at Hoosier Open - TBA (Bloomington, Ind.)

Sunday, Dec. 15
Women's Basketball vs. ETSU - 2 p.m.

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.


- 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.

- 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.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 25)

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Men's basketball
- UK earned a 105-76 triumph over visiting UT Arlington in its only competition of the week. UK's 105 points is the second-most ever scored in the John Calipari era.
- Freshman James Young had a career-high 26 points after knocking down a UK season-best five 3-pointers. Freshman Julius Randle logged his fifth-straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He's the first freshman and just the fourth player in program history to begin a season with five-straight double-doubles.
- Kentucky forced a pair of shot clock violations in the game to run its season total to seven for the year, surpassing last year's total of six just five games into the season. The Wildcaats won the battle of the boards by 12. Kentucky has out-rebounded its opponent in every game this season.
- UK will have three games in the next seven days. The Wildcats host Cleveland State Monday and Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, before traveling to Brooklyn to face Providence at the Barclays Center.
- No. 7 UK improved to 6-0 with wins over Lipscomb and Middle Tennessee. The Wildcats averaged 100.0 points per game, defeating Lipscomb 116-49, the second-most points in school history. UK downed MTSU, 84-72.
- A school-record eight Wildcats scored in double figures against Lipscomb, led by junior Bria Goss' 18 points in 17 minutes. Sophomore Janee Thompson had 16 points and a career-high seven rebounds, while senior Bernisha Pinkett added 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Senior Samarie Walker charted her second straight double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
- UK led by as many as 17 points and shot 50 percent from the field to open at MTSU. Goss netted a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting while senior Kastine Evans followed with 15. The win snapped a two-game losing skid at Middle Tennessee, giving UK its first road win since 1989.
- UK returns to Memorial Coliseum for its two games, playing host to Bradley at Noon on Wednesday and intrastate rival and third-ranked Louisville on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Cross country
- Cally Macumber battled back brilliantly from a tough-luck break to finish 13th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:26.40 Saturday. She finished in the NCAA Championship top-15 for the second straight season as she was sixth in 2012.

- The Kentucky football team fell over the weekend in its final road game of the 2013 season, 59-17 to Georgia.
- In his first career start, sophomore running back Dyshawn Mobley rushed 10 times for 92 yards, including a career-long 69-yard touchdown rush.
- Defensively, Kentucky recovered its SEC-leading 11th fumble of the season in the second quarter. The Wildcats rank top-10 nationally in that category. Freshman nickelback Blake McClain led the UK defense with a career-best 12 tackles.

- No. 1 Kentucky dropped a pair of contests over the weekend at No. 2 Alaska-Fairbanks, 4695-4689 Sunday and 4702-4671 Saturday.
- The loss on Saturday snapped UK's nine-match winning streak dating back to December 2012.
- After the fall season, UK is 5-2 on the season and will return to action on Jan. 11, 2014 at Ohio State.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 2 UCLA, 3-0 Friday at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles.
- Arin Gilliland had one of the best seasons in school history, setting a UK record in shots (100), finishing with 12 goals, three off the school record, 10 assists, one off the record and 34 points, just four shy the UK record.
- This season marked Kentucky's second straight season advancing to the NCAA Tournament second round for the first time in program history. The Wildcats finished with a 14-7-1 record, the same as 2012.

Swimming and diving

- The UK swimming and diving team competed at the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 22-24. The five-team field featured three squads ranked in the top 15 in both the men's and women's rankings.
- UK junior Christina Bechtel set two school record times, with a 1:54.21 to win the 200 yard butterfly and a 51.36 for a second-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Bechtel also placed second in the 400 medley relay along with four more top-11 finishes.
- Junior diver Christa Cabot won the platform event with a score of 283.50. She finished in the top five in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events.
- The OSU Invite is the end of the fall season. The Wildcats will compete at several individual events before competing as a team on Jan. 11 vs. Alabama and Arkansas.

- No. 16 Kentucky went 1-1 on the weekend against Texas A&M and No. 4 Missouri.
- UK began the weekend with a balanced effort in a sweep of the Aggies. Three UK players had double-figure kills including a team-high from senior Whitney Billings who had 15. Billings also added 10 digs for her 39th career double-double. Four players logged double-digit digs as UK had 62 for the match, a new program record for scoops in a three-set match in the 25-point rally scoring era. Senior Alexandra Morgan continued her assault defensively with her 10th match of the season in league player with five or more blocks, this time coming up with a squad-best eight against Texas A&M. Missouri swept the Cats on Senior Day as the Tigers remain undefeated.
- Kentucky concludes the regular season with No. 7 Florida at home Wednesday before the NCAA Selection Show on Dec. 1. UK is in pursuit of a program-record ninth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Nov. 25
Men's Basketball vs. Cleveland State - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Women's Basketball vs. Bradley - 12 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan - 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Florida - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30
Football vs. Tennessee - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1
Women's Basketball vs. Louisville - 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Providence - 8:30 p.m. (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 18)

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Men's basketball
- UK went 1-1 on the week with a 78-74 loss to No. 2 Michigan State and an 87-49 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.
- Freshman Julius Randle logged a pair of double-doubles during the week to become the first UK player since Reggie Hanson in 1989-90 to begin the season with four-straight double-doubles. Randle had 27 points and 13 rebounds against Michigan State to become the first D-I freshman to open his career with three-straight 20-10 outings since Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007.
- Fellow freshman James Young poured in 19 points against the Spartans and followed with a 10-point outing against Robert Morris.

Women's basketball
- No. 7/8 Kentucky improved to 4-0 with wins over Georgia Southern (103-38) and Central Michigan (96-74) at home last week.
- Six players scored in double figures vs. GSU led by senior Bernisha Pinkett who came off the bench and scored a game- and season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Senior Kastine Evans netted a season-high tying 15 points, while seniors DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Junior Azia Bishop came off the bench for her second career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in just 15 minutes of action and freshman Linnae Harper scored a career-high 13 points.
- Against Central Michigan, six players once again hit the double-digit mark, this time paced by Stallworth with a season-high 21 points. Sophomore Janee Thompson registered career highs in minutes played (28), points (17), field goals attempted (12) and steals (6), while tying her career high in rebounds (4). Walker notched her first double-double of the season and 12th of her career with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Bishop finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks.

Cross country
- Cally Macumber earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship by finishing second individually at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday. With the result, Macumber was named to the All-Southeast Region Team for the second straight season. Macumber led the UK women's team to a fifth-place finish, as the Wildcats ended up with 186 points.
- Seniors Allison Peare and Anna Bostrom worked together to place 30th and 36th respectively with times of 21:22.20 and 21:25.90.
- The UK men's team finished 12th overall with 336 points. Seniors Matt Hillenbrand and Adam Kahleifeh finished 30th and 53rd respectively with times of 29:59.60 of 30:38.30.

- The Kentucky football team fell in a hard-fought defensive battle over the weekend at Vanderbilt, 22-6. The UK defense played one of its better games by limiting Vanderbilt to 22 points, which was the Commodores' fewest output in the last 16 games.
- Senior defensive lineman Donte Rumph had a career game for UK, recording a career-best 10 tackles to go along with a tackle for loss. Junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree had 1.5 sacks in the game, while fellow junior Za'Darius Smith had half a sack.
- The Kentucky offense rushed for 142 yards in the game, the second most vs. an SEC opponent this season. Jalen Whitlow, Raymond Sanders and Jojo Kemp all have rushed for more than 400 yards this season, the first time UK has had three Cats surpass 400 rushing yards in a season since 1986.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed its 2013 season with a 1-0 loss to the host and eventual champion Charlotte 49ers in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday.
- UK's berth in the C-USA Tournament Semifinals marked the first back-to-back trips to the semifinals in program history. UK had three underclassmen named C-USA All-Tournament Team, sophomore keeper Callum Irving, and freshmen defenders Charlie Reymann and Jordan Wilson.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky won its first round match of the NCAA Tournament, 3-1, over Ohio State on Friday night, marking the first time in program history that Kentucky has advanced in the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons
- Caitlin Landis scored the game-opening goal in the 50th minute. Arin Gilliland scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute, collecting her team-leading 12th goal of the season on a breakaway slotted far post. Gilliland also tabbed an assist on Kentucky's third goal from freshman Zoe Swift for her fourth multi-point game of the season, which also leads the team and ties for the SEC lead.


- The Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-0 road swing through the Magnolia state with 3-0 sweeps at Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
- UK began the week with a season-high 19 blocks to take down the Bulldogs. Senior Alexandra Morgan had a career-high 11 rejections which marked the most blocks by a Wildcat in a single match in the 25-point rally scoring era against the Bulldogs.
- Against Ole Miss, Morgan again led the team with six blocks to run her total for the week to 17 and a 2.83 block per set rate. She also went errorless on the weekend with 13 kills at a .419 rate. Senior Whitney Billings led the offense against the Rebels with 11 kills, while also adding eight digs to her stat line.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Men's Basketball vs. Texas-Arlington - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Women's Basketball vs. Lipscomb - 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22
Volleyball vs. Texas A&M - 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at UCLA - 10:30 p.m. (NCAA Tournament)
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day

Saturday, Nov. 23
Football at Georgia - 7 p.m.
Rifle at Alaska - All Day
Cross Country at NCAA Championships - TBA
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day

Sunday, Nov. 24
Volleyball vs. Missouri - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Middle Tennessee State - 3 p.m.
Swimming & Diving at Ohio State Invitational - All Day
Rifle at Alaska - All Day

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 11)

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Men's basketball
- Top-ranked Kentucky opened the season with two victories at home with triumphs over UNC Asheville and Northern Kentucky this week.
- Freshman Julius Randle was spectacular in his debut with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Sophomore Alex Poythress added his second career double-double in the win over the Bulldogs. Against Northern Kentucky, Randle led three freshmen in double-figure scoring with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Both Aaron and Andrew Harrison logged 10 or more points with 16 and 13, respectively.
- Kentucky will now hit the road for a neutral site contest against second-ranked Michigan State on Tuesday. It will mark the first meeting between teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP poll since 2008, and the earliest such matchup in the history of the AP poll.

Women's basketball

- No. 7/8 Kentucky opens its 40th season of varsity basketball at 2-0 with road wins over Marist and first-time foe Wagner.
- In front of a sold-out crowd in Marist's McCann Arena, the Wildcats overcame a slow start to win their season opener, 75-61. Guard Kastine Evans recorded a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds, while forward Samarie Walker charted three steals and a game-high 11 rebounds. Point guards Janee Thompson and Jennifer O'Neill scored 13 and 11 points, respectively.
- Against Wagner, UK used a 27-3 run in the first half to break open the game. UK cruised to a 96-57 win over the Seahawks paced by DeNesha Stallworth's 22nd career double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Goss followed with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and O'Neill contributed 11 points and five assists. All 12 players scored at least two points as Kentucky improved to 21-0 in the Matthew Mitchell era when scoring 90 points or more.
- The Wildcats begin a three-game homestand on Wednesday when they play host to Georgia Southern at 11 a.m. ET.

- Kentucky fell 48-17 Saturday to No. 9 Missouri to complete a two-game homestand. The game against the highly ranked foe was the fifth of the year for UK.
- Quarterback Jalen Whitlow completed 17 of 27 passes and tied a career high with 225 passing yards. Whitlow rushed for a net 44 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run that is his team-high sixth TD of the year.
- Linebacker TraVaughn Pascal made five tackles, including a career-high three tackles for loss, earning him Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards. Freshman nickelback Blake McClain tied a career high with seven tackles.

- Kentucky posted a 100-point victory Saturday, defeating No. 13 Navy 4693-4593.
- Senior Emily Holsopple delivered a team-high 1182 aggregate score, shooting a team-best 589 in smallbore and 593 in air rifle.
- Sophomore Connor Davis shot a 595 in air rifle to lead UK, with a 585 in smallbore boosting his individual aggregate to 1180.
- Junior Jonathan Pinkel notched a new personal best in smallbore with a 583.

Men's soccer

- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed its regular season with a pair of games during the week, posting a 2-2 tie in the home finale vs. Wright State and suffering a 2-0 loss at No. 20 New Mexico on Saturday.
- The Wildcats return to action Wednesday in the Conference USA Tournament Quarterfinals, hosted by Charlotte. UK will kickoff against Old Dominion at 5:30 p.m. ET, with UK owning a 2-1 overtime win at ODU in 2013.
- UK got a goal from senior Tyler Riggs and freshman Charlie Reymann in the draw against Wright State.
- With New Mexico needing a win to clinch the league title in its first season in the loop, UK and UNM battled through a scoreless first half, before the Lobos connected on a pair of second-half tallies to post the 2-0 win and claim the regular-season title.

Women's soccer

- Kentucky lost its quarterfinal match with No. 4 Ole Miss on Wednesday, 2-0, in Orange Beach, Ala.
- The Wildcats finished the season 13-7-1, marking the fourth-straight year under Jon Lipsitz that UK has won 10-plus matches.
- The NCAA Selection Show is on Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Kentucky is expected to receive an at-large bid for the third-straight season for the first time in program history.

- Kentucky went 2-0 with a sweep of visiting South Carolina and a thrilling comeback win 3-2 over LSU on Sunday. UK trailed 8-5 in the decisive fifth frame and scored 14 of the final 18 points en route to the win.
- Freshman Anni Thomasson had a match for the ages in the five-set victory over LSU. Thomasson set a 25-point rally scoring era and Craig Skinner tenure record with a 30-kill, 22-dig performance in the win. She totaled the 30 hammers on an impressive .373 hitting percentage. No UK player under Skinner has ever turned a 30-20 trick, and she is the first conference player to do so since 2010. The last UK player to record 30 kills in a match was a senior, Sarah Spinner, with 36 in 2004. She led three UK players who earned a double-double in the win over the Tigers. Senior Whitney Billings logged 13 kills and a season-high tying 19 digs. Sophomore setter Morgan Bergren added a career-high 66 assists and 11 digs in the win.
- Kentucky will return to action with a pair of matches on the road. Kentucky takes on Mississippi State on Friday before traveling to Ole Miss on Sunday. UK already has victories over both squads from earlier in the season.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State - 7:30 p.m. (Chicago)

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern - 11 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 15
Volleyball at Mississippi State - 8 p.m.
Cross Country at NCAA Regional Championships - TBA (Charlottesville, Va.)

Saturday, Nov. 16
Football at Vanderbilt - 12:21 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17
Women's Basketball vs. Central Michigan - 2 p.m.
Volleyball at Ole Miss - 2:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Robert Morris - 7 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 4)

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Men's basketball
- UK earned a 76-42 win on Friday in its first exhibition contest of the season over Transylvania. UK is 50-4 all-time in exhibition contests and has won 36 of the last 37 played. Freshman Julius Randle turned in a double-double effort with team-highs in points (16) and rebounds (12).
- The Wildcats utilized a 20-2 run to begin the second half to pull away from the Pioneers. Freshman Dakari Johnson chipped in with nine points and eight boards.
- Kentucky enters the season ranked No. 1 in the AP and Coaches' polls. UK was unranked at the end of last season. It is the first time in the 22-year history of the poll that a team begins the season No. 1 after finishing the previous season unranked. The Wildcats last started at No. 1 prior to the 1995-96 season --finishing at No. 1 in that season as well.

Women's basketball
- Senior forward and All-America candidate DeNesha Stallworth scored a game-high 17 points as the No. 7/8 Kentucky women's basketball team downed Eckerd College, 83-35, in an exhibition contest Sunday afternoon. UK is 6-1 in exhibition contests under coach Mitchell.
- The Wildcats utilized a 23-0 run to begin the game and held the Tritons scoreless for the first 10:43 of the game. UK's stifling defense forced 41 turnovers with 16 of them steals.
- Three players reached double-figures led by Stallworth's 17 points. Samarie Walker and Makayla Epps scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. All 12 players in uniform scored, played at least nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds.

Cross country

- The Kentucky cross country teams both took significant steps forward during Friday's Southeastern Conference Championships at Florida's Mark Bostick Golf Course. The women's team finished third, earning its highest conference meet placement since coming in second at the 2002 meet. The men's team battled to place fifth overall, which was one spot better than the previous season.
- Cally Macumber earned a First-Team All-SEC selection for the second consecutive season, with a seventh-place time of 20:35.82. Matt Hillenbrand picked up Second-Team All-SEC honors as he finished 12th overall in 24:17.19. Cassidy Hale was an SEC All-Freshman Team honoree, as she was the No. 5 first-year runner to cross the finish line, 26th overall in 21:22.42.

- Behind the best offensive showing in three years with 48 points scored, the Kentucky football team posted its second win of the season with a 48-14 victory over Alabama State at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Sophomore quarterback Jalen Whitlow was the star for Kentucky in the game, rushing 10 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns, while going 16-for-26 through the air for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Whitlow became the first UK player since Shane Boyd in 2004 to throw for two touchdowns and rush for two touchdowns in the same game. Whitlow is also the fifth UK quarterback since 1983 to rush for 100 yards in a game. Whitlow's 88-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter was the second longest in school history and longest every by a quarterback.
- The Kentucky defense also had a good game limiting Alabama State to 297 yards of total offense. The UK defense forced a season-high five fumbles in the game, recovering two. Kentucky did not have a turnover for the fourth consecutive game, which is a school record.

Men's golf
- The UK men's golf team finished the fall season tying for third at The Invitational at The Ocean Course, Oct. 27-29. Senior Cody Martin placed fourth at five-under par for the tournament. Senior Ben Stow recorded a hole-in-one in the final round on the par-3, 5th hole.
- Stow and Stephen Powers finished tied for 12th and tied for 17th, respectively. UK finished in the top five in all four tournaments during the fall season.

- The Kentucky rifle team improved to 4-0 this weekend, defeating No. 8 TCU 4694-4635 and snapping a four-match losing streak to the Horned Frogs.
- Senior Emily Holsopple led the Wildcats with an individual aggregate of 1181, opening the day with a 589 in smallbore and finishing with a 592 in air rifle.
- Sophomore Connor Davis posted the highest air rifle score for the Wildcats with a 594, while freshman Sonya May posted a 589.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a crucial two-game week with a pair of wins to clinch a berth in the 2013 Conference USA Tournament. UK posted a 2-0 win at Marshall on Wednesday and a 6-1 win over Florida Atlantic on Sunday for Senior Day.
- The Wildcats rode a historic scoring week for senior forward Tyler Riggs and a stingy defense to a pair of wins to clinch a postseason berth. Riggs netted a game-winning goal in UK's win at Marshall, also setting up a foul in the box for a penalty kick goal in the 2-0 win.
On Sunday, for senior day, Riggs exploded for the ninth hat trick in UK soccer history, getting all three goals in his 24 minutes played in the second half in UK's 6-1 smashing win.
- Kentucky's win over FAU was its largest result in its time in C-USA (2005-2013) and marked its largest win in league action since 1999. UK got the three goals from Riggs, with senior Steven Perinovic also getting his first goal of the year and freshmen Kaelon Fox and Ryan Creel getting on the board. Senior Brad Doliner scored UK's penalty kick goal at Marshall on Wednesday to help highlight a strong week for UK's senior class.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky will open the 2013 Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday night against the Ole Miss Rebels at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Orange Beach SportsPlex in Orange Beach, Ala.
- The Wildcats finished the SEC regular season 7-4-0, and earned the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. Ole Miss will enter Wednesday's quarterfinal match with a 7-3-1 SEC record and the No. 4 overall seed in the tournament.
- Stuart Pope was named to the 2013 Academic All-District Region Two Team on Saturday, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Saturday afternoon.

Swimming and diving
- Competing against two teams with both men's and women's squads ranked in the top ten nationally, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving team won five events but suffered losses to Indiana and Tennessee on Nov. 1 in Bloomington, Ind. The Wildcat men (1-5, 0-3 SEC) lost to the eighth-ranked Volunteers, 177-123 and fell to No. 9 IU 208.0-92.0. The UK women (2-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference ) were defeated by No. 8 UT 214-84 and fell to the 10th-ranked Hoosiers 199-95.
- Junior Christa Cabot won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events, the second time this season she has swept the diving competition. She has claimed five victories through the first four competitions this season. Senior Eric Bruck claimed a victory in the men's 50 yard freestyle event, while junior Christina Bechtel won the women's 100 yard butterfly competition. Senior Lucas Gerotto rounded out UK's wins with a first-place finish in the men's 100 butterfly.

- In a tough-weekend stretch the No. 19 Kentucky volleyball team went 1-1 against Arkansas and No. 7 Missouri. UK began the weekend with a four-set victory over the Razorbacks snapping a two-match winning streak by the Hogs.
- Sophomore Sara Schwarzwalder had a career-high nine blocks to lead UK to a season-high 15 rejections. Senior Alexandra Morgan added six and also turned in a season-high 14 kills on a blazing .591 hitting percentage.
- Freshman Anni Thomasson had a breakout offensive week for the Cats. For the first time in her career she had back-to-back double-digit kill efforts. She began the week with 12 kills on .323 hitting in a victory over Arkansas. She followed that with a career-high 15 kill effort in a loss at Missouri. The freshman outside hitter had the most kills of any player on the court against the Tigers. Thomasson for the week averaged a team-high 3.86 kills per set and ranked second on the team with 4.00 points per frame. She also continued to be a steady defensively with an average of 2.00 scoops per set.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Nov. 4
Men's Basketball vs. Montevallo - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Men's Soccer vs. Wright State - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Women's Soccer vs. Ole Miss - 8:30 p.m. (SEC Tourney) (Orange Beach, Ala.)

Friday, Nov. 8
Volleyball vs. South Carolina - 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Marist - 7 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. UNC Asheville - 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer at SEC Tournament - TBA (Orange Beach, Ala.)

Saturday, Nov. 9
Football vs. Missouri - 12 p.m.
Men's Soccer at New Mexico - 7 p.m.
Rifle vs. Navy - All Day

Sunday, Nov. 10
Women's Basketball at Wagner - 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LSU - 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky - 4 p.m.
Women's Soccer at SEC Tournament - TBA (Orange Beach, Ala.)

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