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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 16)

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Men's basketball

- The Wildcats return home for a pair of league games this week beginning with Arkansas on Tuesday night. UK just completed a two-game road stretch where they posted a 2-0 record, including a 65-62 win over Tennessee in Knoxville on Saturday.

- Kentucky had to come from behind, trailing the Volunteers by as many as eight in the second half, but the Wildcats were up to the challenge, including freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who led UK with his third double-double this season. He finished with 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

- Fellow freshman Anthony Davis was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after he finished with a game-high 18 points and added eight rebounds and four blocks, while Terrence Jones was the only other Wildcat in double-figures with 10 points.

 

Women's basketball

- Kentucky remains the only undefeated team in the SEC at 5-0 after two hard-fought wins over No. 6/7 Tennessee and No. 24/RV South Carolina last week. The Wildcats captured a one-point 61-60 victory over the Lady Vols on Thursday in Memorial Coliseum, snapping the Lady Vols' 36-game SEC winning streak.

- Junior guard A'dia Mathies turned in one of the most impressive individual performances in UK Hoops history in the win by netting a career-best 34 points to go along with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals. She hit the game winner with 4.2 seconds remaining to give UK its third win over top-10 team this season and first win over Tennessee in five tries. For her efforts she was tabbed the SEC Player of the Week.

- The Cats then defeated South Carolina on the road, 66-58, marking their first win in Columbia, S.C. since 2009. The balanced scoring effort was led by Keyla Snowden who came off the bench for 15 points and three steals. Ten of the 11 players who saw action scored at least two points.

 

Rifle

- Kentucky got strong outings from Emily Holsopple and Ethan Settlemires to lead the defending national champion Kentucky rifle team improved to 8-0 win a win at Army, 4693-4646, on Saturday at the Tronsure Rifle Range.

- Kentucky opened its spring portion of the schedule with the win at West Point, totaling a 2325 total smallbore score and a 2368 total air rifle team tally.

- Holsopple and Settlemires led UK in both guns, with the duo each charting a 585 in smallbore. Settlemires led UK in air rifle with a 594, with Holsopple adding a 593. Also in air rifle, Henri Junghänel finished with a 592, with Heather Greathouse recording a 592 and Stacy Wheatley posting a 589. Katie Fretts finished with a 585 in air rifle. Holsopple and Settlemires led UK with 585's, with Junghänel charting a 576, Greathouse a 579, Wheatley a 572 and Fretts a 569.

 

Gymnastics

- The No. 23 University of Kentucky gymnastics team concluded its first Southeastern Conference meet of the season by falling 196.650-191.975 to No. 11 Arkansas at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.

- In all, Kentucky had 19 of 24 routines performed by freshmen and sophomores in the meet, while five Wildcats made their collegiate debuts on an event in the meet.

- Kentucky's youth shined on vault with freshman Kenzie Hedges leading the way with a 9.775, while sophomore Holly Cunningham was second on the team and tied a career high with a 9.75. Freshman Sara Shipley went second in the lineup and scored a 9.725, while sophomore Audrey Harrison went 9.7. Senior Storey Morris posted a 9.65 followed by freshman Shelby Hilton, who was making her collegiate debut, earning a 9.475. Kentucky scored a 48.6 as a team on the event.

 

Men's tennis

- The Kentucky men's tennis team completed a successful four-day run in the Southeastern Conference Coaches' Indoor Championships with junior Anthony Rossi claiming the singles title at the event. Rossi used a very workmanlike performance Monday to win the final over the No. 10 Sadio Doumbia.

- Rossi becomes the first Kentucky player to win the singles title in the annual event since Adam Malik did it back in 1989. The UK star is only the second player in school history to win the event.

- Kentucky had a good showing at the event overall with three singles players making the quarterfinals in Rossi, Eric Quigley and Tom Jomby. UK also had two doubles tandems in the quarterfinals, while sophomore Panav Jha and Quigley advanced to the doubles semifinals.

 

Track and field

- The Kentucky men's and women's track and field programs began their seasons Friday and Saturday by hosting the Kentucky Invitational at Nutter Field House.

- The Wildcats got strong performances from its men's one-milers, as junior Luis Orta ran a personal-best and SEC-leading time of 4:09.59 to finish in second. Sophomore Adam Kahleifeh finished fourth with a time of 4:12.20.

- Freshman Bradley Szypka finished second in the men's shot put with a throw of 16.28m/53-05.00, while junior Darryl Bradshaw finished third in the 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.18.

- The Wildcats placed in the top three in six different events Saturday.

 

Swimming and diving

- The UK swimming and diving teams combined to go 2-2 over the weekend, with both teams dropping an SEC dual meet to Alabama on Saturday, but quickly rebounding to sweep Emory University on Sunday.

- On Sunday in the women's 100-butterfly, UK had a dominating performance taking first through fifth.

Julia Gerotto led the way, recording a time of 57.49, while Anna Mattox followed up with a 58.47 for second place. Lindsay Lash, Abby Myers, and Diana Norkus rounded out the top-five for Kentucky.

- Overall on the weekend, Kentucky won seven of the contested eight diving events. Sophomore Greg Ferrucci claimed first place in three of the four events he was entered in.

 

Women's tennis

- Women's tennis traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, for the Rainbow Wahine Spring Invitational.

- The team swept Kansas in doubles play. The 34th-ranked duo of Khristina Blajkevitch and Jessica Stiles took on the Kansas' 42nd-ranked doubles team of Monica Pezzotti and Paulina Los, defeating them 8-4.

- Freshman Stephanie Fox faced Washington State's 123rd-ranked Elizaveta Luzina and beat her in straight sets with a score of 6-1, 6-3.

 

Upcoming schedule

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Men's basketball hosts Arkansas - 9:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, Jan. 19

Women's basketball at Georgia - 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday, Jan. 20

Women's tennis hosts Marshall - Noon

Gymnastics hosts Florida - 7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, Jan. 21

Men's basketball hosts Alabama - Noon

Rifle at TCU

 

Sunday, Jan. 22

Women's tennis hosts Belmont - 11:00 a.m.

Men's tennis vs. Michigan State - 2:00 p.m. (Indianapolis)

Women's basketball hosts Florida - 2:00 p.m.

Women's tennis hosts Morehead State - 6:00 p.m.

Men's tennis vs. IUPUI - TBA (Indianapolis)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 9)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats opened conference play on Saturday, tallying a 79-64 win over South Carolina, pushing the nation's longest home winning-streak to 45 games (44 in Rupp Arena; one in Memorial).
- Anthony Davis recorded his ninth double-double (12p, 10r) on the season, fourth most by a freshmen in UK history. It was the fifth-straight double-double for Davis, who also added seven blocks pushing his season total to 75, fifth on the UK single-season blocks' list.
- Terrence Jones led all scorers with 20 points, the most since scoring 26 points against St. John's.
- Marquis Teague (17) and Doron Lamb (10) also scored in double-figures for the Wildcats in the win. UK shot 59.2 percent from the field, its highest since shooting 61.3 percent in the season-opener.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky is coming off back-to-back home victories over Arkansas and Mississippi State to improve to 14-2 overall, 3-0 in conference action. The Wildcats are 3-0 in SEC play for the first time since the 1992-93 season and just the fourth time in 30 years of SEC basketball.
- Matthew Mitchell charted his 100th win at UK, becoming just the third coach in school history to do so. He is the second fastest coach to accomplish the feat, reaching the milestone in 151 games.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies continues to dominate in almost every statistical category for Kentucky as she averaged a team-high 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals last week. She scored a team-high 21 points, while netting a career-high five 3-pointers vs. Arkansas and followed that performance with 20 points and five rebounds in UK's record-setting win over Mississippi State.
- The Cats' 48-point margin of victory was the largest in an SEC game in program history. The Wildcats also hit a school-record 14 3-pointers vs. the Lady Bulldogs en route to the 88-40 win.
- Freshman Bria Goss continues to impress as she has hit 8-of-11 from the field over the last two games, including 6-of-7 from beyond the arc. Goss has reached double figures in scoring in 14 of 16 games, including each of the last eight.

Gymnastics
- The Kentucky gymnastics team kicked off the Tim Garrison Era in fine fashion Saturday night, finishing second at the Excite Night at the Kentucky Classic event with a team score of 194.325 in front of 3,686 fans at Memorial Coliseum.
- UK was led in the meet by sophomore Audrey Harrison, who earned her first collegiate all-around title with a mark of 38.375. Freshman Sara Shipley finished tied for fourth on vault with a team-high score of 9.85, while senior Storey Morris was fourth on beam with a 9.750.
- Vault was the Wildcats' best event of the night as Kentucky earned a team score of 49.025. Shipley led the way for UK on the event with her high score of 9.85, while fellow freshman Kenzie Hedges made the most of her first collegiate meet with a 9.825. Morris and Harrison each posted 9.8s, while sophomore Holly Cunningham wrapped up the scoring with a 9.75.

Men's tennis
- The Kentucky men's tennis team completed its first weekend of competition in 2012 with a dominating
performance in bot singles and doubles at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge in Honolulu.
- The Wildcats, which enter the spring season ranked seventh in the nation, were led at the event by No. 5 Eric Quigley, No. 13 Alex Musialek and No. 36 Anthony Rossi. All three UK stars went 2-0 in singles
play at the event.
- Joining the three stars with a perfect 2-0 record in singles play were three sophomores in No. 85 Panav Jha, Ryuji Hirooka and Maks Gold.
- Earlier in the week, Kentucky made a splash in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings,
earning six ranked singles players, more than any other team in the nation.

Swimming and diving

- The Kentucky diving team competed in the Georgia Diving Invitational this week in Athens, Ga. UK was
paced by sophomore Greg Ferrucci who posted a score of 412.20 in the three-meter competition. The score was good enough to land the defending Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year the overall championship in the event. John Fox placed eighth in the same competition, posting a score of 334.10.
- The score of 412.20 on the three-meter dive set a new school record for Ferrucci, passing Ben Starchuk, who had held the record since 2005 with a score of 406.43 on Feb. 5, 2005.
- The UK swimming teams defeated Indian River State College on Thursday afternoon in Ft. Pierce, Fla., as the men's team downed IRSC 165-76 while the women defeated the Pioneers 194-48. Kentucky won
10 races en route to the victory including wins by Megan Eppler, Tyler Reed, and Julia Gerotto.
- The Wildcats will return to Southeastern Conference action on Sat., Jan. 14 as the Wildcats will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in a dual meet scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Don Gambril Olympic Pool.

Upcoming schedule


Wednesday, Jan. 11
Men's basketball at Auburn - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12
Women's basketball hosts Tennessee - 7:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Hawaii Invitational

Friday, Jan. 13
Gymnastics at Arkansas - 8:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Hawaii Invitational
Men's tennis hosts SEC Indoors
Track and field hosts Kentucky Invitational

Saturday, Jan. 14

Men's basketball at Tennessee - Noon
Swimming and diving at Alabama - 1:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Hawaii Invitational
Men's tennis hosts SEC Indoors
Track and field hosts Kentucky Invitational
Rifle at Army

Sunday, Jan. 15
Women's basketball at South Carolina - 3:00 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts SEC Indoors
Swimming and diving at Emory

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 2)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats open the 2012 calendar year, playing their annual game at Freedom Hall Tuesday night, hosting the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans.
- UK closed out 2011 riding a career-game from freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, to a 69-62 win over in-state rival Louisville.
- Kidd-Gilchrist tallied his second-career double-double with 24 points and 19 rebounds, both career-highs and was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission MVP of the game for his efforts.
- Anthony Davis also tallied a double-double, his seventh, with 18 points and 10 rebounds to go along with six blocked shots.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky bounced back from a tough road loss at Middle Tennessee after the holiday break by capturing a hard-fought 59-56 win at Florida on Sunday in the SEC opener. It marked UK's first SEC-opening win since 2008 and its third-straight win over Florida.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies, who scored a team-high 14 points, was crucial to the Wildcats' win over the Gators. With UK trailing by two in the first half, Mathies nailed back-to-back 3-pointers, grabbed a rebound and took a charge in the final 60 seconds to give Kentucky a four-point halftime lead, and the Cats would never trail again.
- Freshman guard Bria Goss also was a key catalyst as she scored 11 points all in the first half and added four rebounds and two steals. Goss has now scored in double figures in 12 of 14 career games, including six in a row.
- Sophomore Samarie Walker added eight points and seven rebounds in her first SEC contest.
- The Wildcats return to Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 5 against Arkansas in the first of three consecutive SEC home games.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 3
Men's basketball vs. Arkansas-Little Rock - 7:00 p.m. (Louisville, Ky.)
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Thursday, Jan. 5
Women's basketball hosts Arkansas - 6:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Friday, Jan. 6
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Saturday, Jan. 7

Men's basketball hosts South Carolina - 4:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Oklahoma/Wisconsin-Oshkosh/Bowling Green - 5:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Sunday, Jan. 8
Women's basketball hosts Mississippi State -3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Hawaii Warrior Invitational

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 19)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats continued the nation's second-longest winning streak, posting an 87-62 win over Chattanooga running its home-winning streak to 40-straight games.
- Freshman Anthony Davis had one of his best games of the season with a 14-point, 18-rebound, five-block performance.
- Kentucky had four other players score in double-figures led by Doron Lamb's game-high 24 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 17, while Darius Miller chipped in 12 and Marquis Teague added 11.
- Teague also tied his career-high with eight assists while turning the ball over just once.
- UK hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in the victory.

Women's basketball

- No. 8/7 Kentucky dropped its first game of the season at No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday, 92-83, snapping the Wildcats' 10-game winning streak. UK led by one point with five minutes to play before the Fighting Irish went on an 11-0 run to put the Cats' upset hopes out of reach.
- Sophomore center Samantha Drake led four Wildcats in double figures with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
- Despite fouling out with 7:25 left in the game, junior A'dia Mathies scored 17 points to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- Freshman guard Bria Goss and senior point guard Amber Smith followed with 14 and 13 points, respectively. In her UK debut, sophomore transfer Samarie Walker recorded seven points and seven rebounds in just 12 minutes of play.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 20
Men's basketball hosts Samford - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21
Women's basketball hosts Samford - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 22
Men's basketball hosts Loyola-Maryland - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Women's basketball at Middle Tennessee St. - 8:00 p.m.
Men's basketball hosts Lamar - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31
Men's basketball hosts Louisville  - Noon

Sunday, Jan. 1
Women's basketball at Florida - 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 12)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats dropped their first game of the season on a last second 3-pointer at Indiana on Saturday.
With the 73-72 loss, coupled with the 73-72 victory over North Carolina a week ago, the Wildcats have experienced consecutive one-point games for the first time since the 1978-79 season.
- Doron Lamb opened the game with a 3-pointer for the Wildcats which marked the second time this season UK has opened the game with a 3-pointer. Lamb's game-opening 3-pointer also helped extend UK's streak of 796 games with a 3-pointer which ranks as the third longest streak in the country.
- Lamb led UK in scoring with 19 points and was followed by a career-high 18 from freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Kidd-Gilchrist scored in double-figures in the first half for the second time this season and the first since a season-opening victory over Marist. In his last two outings, Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 17.5 points and 10 rebounds per game.
- After being held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes, freshman Marquis Teague exploded for 15  second-half points to lead UK back from 10-down. It marked the most points for Teague since scoring 16 in UK's season-opener. Teague has also recorded four or more assists in each of UK's last five outings.

Women's basketball

- No. 10 Kentucky improved to 10-0 after impressive wins over No. 6/5 Duke and Arkansas-Pine Bluff last week. Coming off a 20-point win over intrastate rival and 10th-ranked Louisville last Sunday, the Wildcats played host to the sixth-ranked Blue Devils in Rupp Arena, their first game in the downtown venue since 2008. In front of a school-record 14,508 fans, the Wildcats upset Duke 72-65, giving UK back-to-back wins over top 10 teams for the first time in school history.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies shined against Duke, netting a season-high 23 points, while nailing a career-high tying four 3-pointers for the second straight game.
- Freshmen Bria Goss and Azia Bishop were also crucial to the Cats' signature win as they combined for 31 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and four steals. Goss scored a career-high 19 points and Bishop came off the bench for her first career double-double with 12 points and a career-best 11 rebounds, including 10 points and 10 rebounds in the decisive second half. The rookie center also swatted a career-high four blocks in the win.
- Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UK did what it does best, force turnovers. The Cats forced a school-record 49 turnovers en route to a 101-43 win. Goss and senior Keyla Snowden led five players in double digits with 19 points apiece.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team ended its 2011 campaign turning in perhaps its best performance of the season. The Wildcats dropped a tough four-set loss to the tournament's No. 1 overall seed in front of the largest crowd in the Craig Skinner era (4,022), and the fourth largest in school history.
- UK went toe-to-toe with the nation's top team, losing the three sets by a combined six points.
- Junior Ashley Frazier led four players in double-figure scoring with 16 kills on a .306 hitting percentage. She was named to the All-Region tournament team for her efforts.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot notched 21 digs to move her total for the season to 608. With that tally, she became the first player in school history to amass 600 or more digs in a single-season.
- Seniors Ann Armes and Becky Pavan enjoyed tremendous performances in their final collegiate matches. Armes topped 10 or more kills for the 10th time this season with 11 hammers on a sizzling .400 hitting clip. Pavan recorded a match-high six blocks to run her career total to 402. She became just the fourth player in school history to post 400 or more block assists.
- The Wildcats will return 11 letterwinners in 2012, including first-team All-SEC award winners Klefot, Christine Hartmann and Whitney Billings.

Upcoming schedule

Saturday, Dec. 17

Men's basketball hosts Chattanooga - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Women's basketball at Notre Dame - 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Dec. 5)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats look to carry the momentum of an eight-game winning streak, including a big 73-72 win over fifth ranked North Carolina on Saturday, when they travel to Indiana on Dec. 10 in its lone competition of the week.
- Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist picked a terrific time to post his first career double-double, scoring a game-high 17 points, while also pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds in the win over the Tar Heels.
- Terrence Jones had a big first-half, scoring all of his 14 points while Doron Lamb (14) and Darius Miller (12) also finished in double figures as UK defeated its second top-15 ranked opponent of the season.
- Anthony Davis finished with nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks, including the game-winning block on John Henson's field goal attempt with seven seconds remaining.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky remains undefeated after an impressive 74-54 win over No. 10/11 Louisville on Sunday.
- The Wildcats shot 47.1 percent from the floor, including a season-high 52.6 percent from the 3-point line en route to their largest margin of victory over a top-10 ranked opponent in program history.
- Junior A'dia Mathies paced the winning effort with a season-high tying 20 points. She nailed a career-best four 3-pointers while also adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- Sophomore Samantha Drake followed with 10 points and two blocks and eight other players scored at least two points.
- The Wildcats, who led the nation in turnover margin, forced Louisville into 26 turnovers and have now forced double-digit miscues in 90 consecutive games.
- The Wildcats look to keep their winning streak alive when they play host to another top 10 opponent in No. 7/6 Duke on Thursday in Rupp Arena.

Volleyball
- With two victories in the NCAA Tournament, the UK volleyball team has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three seasons.
- Kentucky needed a dramatic 3-2 win over Dayton in the opening round, where the Blue and White saved match-point twice en route to scoring the match's final four points and win the decisive fifth set 16-14.
- With that five-set win over Dayton, UK improved to 7-0 on the year in five-set matches.
- Against the Flyers, junior Ashley Frazier posted 20 kills for the first 20-kill performance by a Wildcat this season. Freshman Lauren O'Conner chipped in with a career-high 18 kills in the win.
- Sophomore Whitney Billings led the Wildcats to a 3-0 sweep of the host Texas A&M Aggies to advance to the Sweet 16. Billings matched a season-high with 17 kills as UK snapped an Aggie 15-match NCAA home winning streak.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot registered 45 digs in the two wins to run her season total to 587 which is a new single-season record for UK.

Upcoming schedule

Thursday, Dec. 8
Women's basketball hosts Duke - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9

Volleyball hosts Texas - 7:00 p.m. (NCAA Regionals)

Saturday, Dec. 10

Volleyball hosts Penn St./UCLA - 4:30 p.m. (NCAA Regionals)
Men's basketball at Indiana - 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11
Women's basketball hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 28)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky improved to 6-0 on the season after posting a pair of wins over Radford and Portland last week. The Wildcats extended their home-winning streak to 37 games and John Calipari pushed his winning streak at Rupp at UK to 36-straight.
- Against Portland Kentucky posted only four turnovers, the fewest by a UK team since the 1993 squad turned the ball over twice against Utah in the NCAA Tournament.
- In the win over the Pilots, Anthony Davis posted his second double-double of the season, pulling down a career-high 12 rebounds.
- Marquis Teague handed out a personal-high eight assists and recorded a career-best four steals.

Football
- Behind a stingy defensive effort and the impressive play of senior Matt Roark at quarterback, the Kentucky football team snapped Tennessee's 26-game winning streak over the Wildcats with a 10-7 win over the Volunteers on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Roark, who started at quarterback for the first time in his career, was the key offensive weapon for the Wildcats, completing 4-of-6 passes for 15 yards and rushing 24 times for 124 yards. All totals are career highs. Roark's longest completion was a 15-yard toss to tight end Nick Melillo. Roark's 100-yard rushing game marked the first time a UK player has rushed for over 100 yards since CoShik Williams gained 111 against Ole Miss earlier this season.
- The UK defense was stout in the win, limiting Tennessee to seven points, marking the fourth time this season UT has scored under 10 points. UT was also limited to seven points or less against Alabama, Arkansas and LSU. Winston Guy led UK with 14 tackles, while Danny Trevathan earned eight stops, 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups. Taiedo Smith earned his first start of the season at safety, recording an interception, while senior Ronnie Sneed grabbed his second pick of the season.
- Senior punter Ryan Tydlacka performed well in the game, flipping field position with nine punts, for an average of 43.6 yards and one punt inside the 20-yard line. For his efforts, Tydlacka was named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky improved to 7-0 overall with wins over Nebraska Omaha, Sam Houston State and Mississippi Valley State last week. This is UK's best start to a season since the 2009-10 season team began at 11-0.
- The Wildcats' defensive pressure has once again been their bread and butter as they have forced a league-high 250 turnovers, averaging 35.7 forced turnovers per game.
- Leading the charge is junior guard A'dia Mathies. Mathies, who already ranks in the top 10 on UK's all-time steals list, averages a team-high 4.4 steals per game to go along with her team-best 15.4 points per game. She has netted double-figure points in all seven games this season.
- Freshman Bria Goss has also been a key contributor as she averages 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game.
- UK puts its 27-game winning streak vs. nonconference teams at home on the line when it plays host to intrastate rival and 11th-ranked Louisville on Sunday.

Volleyball

- Kentucky dropped a heartbreaker to 15th-ranked Tennessee in hopes of a share of an SEC title on Wednesday.
- Despite the loss, the Wildcats were selected for their school-record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament it was announced on Sunday night.
- UK is one of just 16 schools in the country to appear in all seven of the last NCAA tournaments. Kentucky will travel to College Station, Texas, for its first round matchup with Atlantic 10 winner Dayton.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot had 21 digs in the loss to the Lady Vols and has now posted 10 or more digs in 30 matches this season. Her 542 scoops for the season ranks as the third-highest total in single-season school history.
- Junior Ashley Frazier paced the offensive effort with 15 kills and has topped the double-digit plateau 22 times this season.
- Sophomore Whitney Billings turned in her sixth double-double effort of the season with 12 kills and 13 digs.

Upcoming schedule

Thursday, Dec. 1

Volleyball vs. Dayton - 5:30 p.m. (College Station, Texas)
Men's basketball hosts St. John's - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2

Volleyball vs. Lipscomb/Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)

Saturday, Dec. 3

Men's basketball hosts North Carolina - 12:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Intrasquad Scrimmage - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Women's basketball hosts Louisville - 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Nov. 14)

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Men's basketball
- Following a season-opening 108-58 win over Marist on Friday, the Wildcats set their sights on the bright lights of the Big Apple where they are taking on the 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks in historic Madison Square Garden as a part of the inaugural State Farm Champions Classic.
- In the Wildcats' season-opener, UK had five players score in double-figures led by freshman Anthony
Davis' 23 points. Davis added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and blocked five shots for good measure. He became just the third player in UK history to earn a double-double in his collegiate debut.
- The Wildcats held the Red Foxes to 17.1 pct. from the field in the second half and 31.7 pct. overall. UK outrebounded Marist 51-29 and dished out 24 assists while committing only nine turnovers.

Football

- The Kentucky football team began a two-game road swing in Southeastern Conference action with a 38-8 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
- Nick Melillo hauled in the first touchdown catch of his career in the third quarter to get UK on the board, a 22-yard strike. Melillo grabbed four catches for 59 yards and the touchdown, setting a new career high in receptions and yards.
- Freshman linebacker Alvin Dupree and freshman defensive lineman Christian Coleman made their first career starts. Dupree finished with a career-high five tackles and his second career sack, while Coleman tied a career high with three stops.
- Melillo was named honorable mention tight end of the week and place kicker Joe Mansour was named honorable mention kickoff specialist of the week by the College Football Performance Awards.

Women's basketball

- Fueled by a program-record 65 points in the second half, the Kentucky women's basketball team defeated Morehead State 96-60 on the road in each team's season opener.
- Sophomore guard Kastine Evans scored a career-high 23 points on 8-12 shooting. Evans scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half.
- UK is now 26-1 under head coach Matthew Mitchell when scoring 80 or more points.
- Kentucky outrebounded Morehead State 30-12 in the second half.

Volleyball
- UK concluded its final two-match road swing with victories over Alabama and Ole Miss to improve to 15-2 in league action and keep its title hopes alive.
- The Wildcats endured an inspired performance from Ole Miss that forced the match into a five-set affair. UK escaped with a 3-2 victory and a 17-15 score in the fifth set to improve to 5-0 in five-set matches this season.
- Sophomore Whitney Billings potsed consecutive double- double efforts for the second time this season during the two match stretch. She drilled a season-high 17 kills and added 14 digs in the victory over the Rebels.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot posted a season-high 28 digs in the win at Ole Miss and now has amassed 494 scoops on the season. That total ranks as the eighth most in a single-season in UK history.

Women's soccer

- Kentucky closed out its season playing Washington State to a 1-1 draw, but losing the penalty kick shootout 4-2 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.
- It was Kentucky's first visit to the NCAA Tournament since the 2006 season, first at-large bid since 2002 and first time hosting since 1999.
- Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi ended one of the most remarkable single-season individual performances in school history. She broke the school record for shots with 90 and finished second in points (38), goals (14) and assists (10).
- Kentucky returns 18 letterwinners off this year's NCAA Tournament squad in the 2012 season.

Cross country

- The UK men's and women's cross country teams each concluded their respective seasons Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships. The men's team finished 16th, while the women's team finished 12th.
- Luis Orta paced the men's team with a 21st-place performance. By finishing in the top 25, Orta earned All-Region honors.
- Orta finished the season with All-Region and first team All-SEC honors. He was also a three-time SEC Runner of the Week recipient and finished in the top 10 in five of UK's six races.
- Junior Chelsea Oswald led the women's team with a 33rd-place showing. Oswald ran a career-best time in the 6K on Saturday.

Rifle
- Behind a balanced team effort in air rifle and solid outings in smallbore from Emily Holsopple and Henri Junghänel, the No. 1 Kentucky rifle team posted a 4664 overall score for wins over host No. 13 Ohio State (4603) and vs. No. 15 Murray State (4597), on Saturday.
- Kentucky was led in air rifle by Junghänel with a 593. Stacy Wheatley charted a 589 in air rifle, with Ethan Settlemires and Holsopple each shooting a 588.
- The Wildcats entered the dual match coming off a record-setting performance in a win over Memphis. UK set a new NCAA record with a 4711 team score in the win, eclipsing its own record set in the 2010-11 NCAA Championships.
- Kentucky will close out the fall season with two matches on the road in Fairbanks, Alaska, facing Air Force on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Alaska-Fairbanks on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Women's basketball hosts Jacksonville State - 11:00 a.m.
Men's basketball vs. Kansas - 9:00 p.m. (New York)

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville,Tenn.)

Thursday, Nov. 17

Women's basketball hosts Northeastern - 7:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, Nov. 18
Volleyball hosts LSU - 7:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Saturday, Nov. 19
Men's basketball vs. Penn St. - Noon (Uncasville, Conn. )
Football at Georgia - 12:21 p.m.
Women's basketball hosts Southern Miss - 3:00 p.m.
Rifle vs. Air Force (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Sunday, Nov. 20
Men's basketball vs. ODU/S. Fla. - Noon (Uncasville, Conn. )
Volleyball hosts Arkansas - 1:30 p.m.
Rifle at Alaska-Fairbanks

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 31)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-16 on Saturday as the Wildcats wore black uniforms for the first time in school history.
- True freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith had a career game, completing 26-of-33 passes for 174 yards, while senior wide receiver Matt Roark totaled a career-high with both 13 catches and 116 receiving yards. Roark's 13 receptions rank second on UK's all-time single-game list, tying Randall Cobb (vs. Tennessee, Nov. 27, 2010), while his 116 receiving yards is the most for a Wildcat this season.
- Defensively, Kentucky forced three turnovers behind the strong performance from senior linebacker Danny Trevathan, who tied a career high with 17 tackles. Trevathan also earned his third career interception in the game, and is now leading the Wildcats in that category.

Men's basketball
- Sophomore Terrence Jones scored 52 points in leading Blue to a 126-104 victory over White in the annual Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena on Wednesday.
- The Wildcats drew 12,134 fans to the annual scrimmage and will begin the season ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Volleyball

- Kentucky earned two victories at home to remain perfect in conference action in the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum, which included an upset of No. 13 Florida.
- Friday night's victory over South Carolina marked the fourth time in seven seasons UK has totaled 20 or more victories in the Craig Skinner era.
- Sophomore Whitney Billings posted a season-high 17 kills and added 12 digs for her third double-double of the season in the win over the Gators.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot guided the defensive effort with a season-high 28 digs in the five-set win over Florida.

Women's soccer

- Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 4-2 to close out the regular season. It was the most goals for UK this season, tying Kentucky's four-goal effort against Alabama earlier this year.
- Caitlin Landis recorded her second multi-goal game this season, including the game-winner.
- Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi continued her career year with four points on a goal and a pair of assists. Hunyadi leads the Wildcats in points and ranks second in the SEC (34).
- Kentucky enters the 2011 SEC Tournament as the six seed, its highest seed since the 2006 tournament. The Wildcats take on Tennessee in the opening game on Wednesday in Orange Beach, Ala.

Men's soccer
- In the 2011 home finale, the Kentucky men's soccer team got all of its scoring from the senior class, as Josh Mulvany and C.J. Tappel netted goals, and Sam Brooks and Josh McCrary added assists, to lead UK to a 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU on Sunday.
- The Wildcats got a goal from Tappel in the second minute, while Mulvany added his goal in the ninth frame in the win over SMU. In the 28th minute, Mulvany was whistled for a red card during a collision with the SMU keeper, forcing UK to play with 10 men for the final 62 minutes.
- UK got a six-save outing from sophomore keeper Tyler Beadle and a standout effort from its defensive backline to post its second shutout of the year vs. the red-hot Mustangs.
- Kentucky finished the 2011 home schedule with a 7-2-1 record at the UK Soccer Complex. The Wildcats own three wins over top-15 opponents in 2011, including a 2-0 win over No. 9 Michigan, a 5-1 beating of No. 15 Brown and the 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU. UK's win over SMU in Lexington was its first since the thrilling 2-1 comeback win over the Mustangs in 2007.

Rifle
- Behind a school-record air rifle performance from sophomore Emily Holsopple, the No. 2 Kentucky rifle team posted a school-record team score in a 4711-4633 win over conference foe Memphis on Sunday.
- Kentucky rode the dominating performance from Holsopple, who set the new UK school record with a 597 score in air rifle. With a 4711 total team score, UK set a new school record, eclipsing the previous record of 4700 set during the 2010-11 NCAA Championships. UK finished with a 2339 total team score in smallbore, also setting a new school record.
- UK also got another breakout performance from Stacy Wheatley, who fired a 596 in air rifle to equal the school record set by Henri Junghänel in 2010-11 that was broken by Holsopple on Sunday. Wheatley added a 583 in smallbore and owns a 592, 590 and 596 in air rifle in her first three matches of the year. Junghänel finished with a 587 in air rifle and a club-best 589 in smallbore, with his smallbore score setting a new school record.

Women's golf

- Through one round at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, the University of Kentucky women's golf team sits in second with a total score of 2-over par 290. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht is leading the Wildcats, sitting tied for fourth with a first-round score of 1-under par 71.
- The Wildcats currently sit two strokes out of the top spot held by TCU, who is at even-par 288. University of Texas-San Antonio, who is hosting the tournament, and Baylor are tied for third at 5-over par 293.

Men's golf

- The UK men's golf team finished in a tie for sixth on Sunday at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.
- Sophomore Cody Martin led the Wildcats with a 4-under par 68 in the final round of the tournament.
- The Wildcats improved by seven strokes in the second round, surging from a tie for 12th to a tie for sixth. Martin's 68 moved him from a tie for 72nd to a tie for 15th.

Swimming and diving

- Greg Ferrucci, the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year, continued his prolific career, setting the school record in the men's one-meter diving competition posting a score of 387.37. Ferrucci did not stop there, as the sophomore posted a career-best score of 405.07 in the three-meter competition.
- Tyler Reed, the Wildcat's freestyle specialist, led the way for Kentucky, winning three events in the 200-freestyle, 50-freestyle, and 100-freestyle. Reed posted a time of 1:40.80 in the 200-freestyle, finishing in first by over .0.7 seconds. - On the women's side, Christina Bechtel and Megan Eppler both won two events. Bechtel claimed the crown in the 200-butterfly and the 100-butterfly. Eppler posted a career-best in the 100-butterfly turning in a time of 51.22, and finishing in first place. Eppler also won the 50- freestyle with a time of 23.53. Julia Gerotto also won two events for Kentucky, as the Wildcat freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil swam a winning time of 10:16.48 in the 1000-freestyle and won the 500-freestyle.

Women's tennis

- UK's standout performance of the day came from freshman Stephanie Fox, who earned the championship title for her singles flight. She had a tough road to the end, as she found herself in a tie with Sandra Herrera of Winthrop at the end of play. A head-to-head tiebreaker was required to settle the score, which Fox won 2-1 to take home the title at the College of Charleston Halloween Invitational.
- Collectively, the team ended with seven victories in doubles and singles play combined.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, Oct. 31

Cross country at SEC Championships (Maryville, Tenn.)
Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Women's soccer vs. Tennessee - 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Men's basketball hosts Transylvania (Exh.) - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Friday, Nov. 4

Men's soccer at South Carolina - 6:00 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. Auburn/LSU - 6:00 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Volleyball hosts Mississippi State - 7:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Saturday, Nov. 5
Swimming and diving hosts Southern Illinois, Missouri - 10:00 a.m.
Football hosts Ole Miss - 3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Sunday, Nov. 6

Women's basketball hosts Coker College (Exh.) - 2:00 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. TBA (Finals) • 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 24)

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Football
- Kentucky returned to Commonwealth Stadium and performed well against Jacksonville State on Saturday, earning a 38-14 win.
- The Wildcats' offense performed very well against JSU, totaling 445 yards of total offense, including 340 rushing yards. Junior tailback CoShik Williams paced UK's running attack with a career-high 148 yards, while quarterback Morgan Newton and wide receiver La'Rod King connected on two touchdown passes in the game.
- Kentucky's defense caused three turnovers in the game, including junior Martavius Neloms' 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Seniors Danny Trevathan and Luke McDermott each grabbed an interception in the game, while the UK defense limited JSU to 270 yards of total offense. Winston Guy led UK with 12 tackles.

Volleyball
- UK picked up two more victories on the road at Georgia and Auburn this weekend. In the victory at Georgia the Wildcats set a new school-record with 20.5 blocks in the match.
- Junior libero Stephanie Klefot charted 43 digs for the weekend and is now just the third player in school history to amass 1,200 or more career scoops.
- Junior Christine Hartmann had a great all-around weekend. She posted her third double-double of the season with 39 assists and 10 digs in a win at Georgia. On Sunday at Auburn she set a new career best with 54 assists and eight blocks to lead the charge.

Women's soccer

- The Wildcats guaranteed themselves a spot in the 2011 SEC Tournament for the second-straight year with a 2-0 win at Mississippi State on Thursday night.
- Kelsey Hunyadi netted two goals in the victory, her third career multi-goal game. In the win, Hunyadi attempted a school-record 11 shots. She also netted her fourth game-winning goal this season. Hunyadi scored three goals on the weekend pushing her season total to 11, the most by a Wildcat since the 2001 season. She now has 30 points, also the most since 2001.
- Kentucky's 12 wins this season is the most since 2006 as is the five league wins.
- UK fell to Mississippi State 2-1 in overtime on Sunday.

Men's soccer
- UK suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 10 Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., to start the week, before suffering the 2-0 setback vs. Memphis on Sunday.
- Kentucky has now been mathematically eliminated from the C-USA Tournament, sitting in ninth place in the league, with the conference taking the top six teams.
- UK has been led offensively by Tyler Riggs and Matt Lodge, with Riggs netting 10 goals and adding five assists. Lodge has added seven goals and 10 assists, with Charles Pettys owning three goals and seven assists.

Rifle
- Paced by solid air rifle scores from Henri Junghänel and Stacy Wheatley, the No. 1 Kentucky rifle team posted a 4669-4626 win over Great American Rifle Conference foe Nebraska, on Sunday afternoon at UK's Barker Hall.
- Kentucky rode strong scores from Junghanel and Wheatley to the win, getting a match-best 595 from Junghanel and the second consecutive 590 or better from Wheatley in air rifle. UK also got air rifle totals from Ethan Settlemires (581), Heather Greathouse (583) and Katie Fretts (586).
- In smallbore, UK was led by sophomore Emily Holsopple, who charted a 584 to lead the team, with Junghanel totaling a 583. Wheatley tallied a 570 in smallbore, with Settlemires and Greathouse each totaling a 574.
- In the season opener on Friday vs. GARC foe Ole Miss, UK got a splendid performance from Wheatley, who fired a 592 in air rifle to lead UK to the win, with the Rebels providing serious competition with a school-record performance.

Men's tennis

- Kentucky continued its dominance in fall tournaments, placing five players in the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships.
- No. 3 Eric Quigley and No. 20 Alex Musialek led the way for Kentucky, as they will compete against each other for the singles title, and then team up in the doubles final Monday morning.
- Quigley and Musialek were joined in the singles quarterfinals by Anthony Rossi, Tom Jomby and Panav Jha. Sophomore Ryuji Hirooka also had a fantastic tournament, advancing to the singles consolation finals.

Women's golf
- Junior Ashleigh Albrecht finished tied for seventh, her third top-10 finish of the season, at the Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac-12 Challenge. Albrecht's 2-under par 70 in the first round tied the Cats' lowest single-round score of the year.
- Junior Betsie Johnson shot an even-par 72 in the third round, her lowest single-round score of the season.
- Junior Heather Lott shot a 1-over par 73 in the final round, her lowest single-round score of the season.
- The Wildcats capped the tournament in 20th place overall as a team.

Men's golf
- The Kentucky men's golf team finished seventh Tuesday at the inaugural AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, held in Duluth, Ga.
- Sophomore Stephen Powers led the way for Kentucky. Powers finished in a tie for 25th at 7-over par, shooting an even-par 72 in the final round.
- Freshman David Snyder played well in his first event in the starting line-up, finishing in the top 30 overall.

Swimming and diving
- Megan Eppler led the way for Kentucky on the women's side in a double-dual meet against Indiana and Tennessee. Eppler posted numerous scores that placed her in the top 10 of two events. Eppler posted a career-best 51.27 in the 100-yard freestyle, placing fourth overall in the event.
- On the men's side, senior captain Tyler Reed posted a time of 45.24 in the 100-freestyle, good enough to win the event. Reed also swam well in the 200-freestyle, placing second overall with a time of 1:39.13.
- In the diving competition, John Fox stood out by leading himself to a 333.45 score, and placing second overall in the 1-meter diving competition. Christa Cabot also shined Saturday for Kentucky posting scores of 265.40 and 260.25 in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, Oct. 24
Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Men's basketball hosts Blue/White Scrimmage - 7:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Crimson Tide Invitational

Thursday, Oct. 27

Men's tennis at Crimson Tide Invitational

Friday, Oct. 28
Volleyball hosts South Carolina - 7:00 p.m.
Women's soccer at Vanderbilt - 8:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Crimson Tide Invitational
Women's tennis at College of Charleston Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 29
Swimming and diving at Vanderbilt - 1:00 p.m.
Football hosts Mississippi State - 7:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at College of Charleston Invitational
Men's golf at UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

Sunday, Oct. 30

Rifle hosts Memphis
Men's soccer hosts SMU - Noon
Volleyball hosts Florida - 1:30 p.m.
Women's tennis at College of Charleston Invitational
Men's golf at UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational

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