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Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 26)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky advanced to its second-straight Final Four on the heels of an 82-70 win over Baylor in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
- Anthony Davis notched his 19th double-double on the season and fifth in the postseason. He finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while adding six blocks and two steals.
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Cats in scoring with a team-high 19 points. Doron Lamb (14) and Terrence Jones (12) also scored in double-figures with all of Lamb's points coming in the second half. Jones also added nine rebounds and a career-high six assists.
- Kentucky is averaging 88.0 ppg in its four NCAA games.

Women's basketball

- The Wildcats earned their second trip to the Elite Eight in the last three years after hot shooting from beyond the arc vs. Gongaza. UK hit 12 3-pointers, most ever by UK in an NCAA Tournament game, including a season-high tying five treys from senior Keyla Snowden.
- Snowden led UK with 17 points off the bench, while reserve forward Samarie Walker posted her second straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Junior All-America candidate A'dia Mathies and Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year Bria Goss followed with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
- Connecticut native and sophomore guard Kastine Evans also was a huge factor on the boards as she grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds.
- Their 28 wins tie the school record set in 2009-10 when the Cats also advanced to the Elite Eight. UK has now won 25-plus games for three consecutive seasons for the first time ever.

Baseball
- The second-ranked Kentucky baseball team completed a four-game week on the road with three wins, including a series win at Tennessee and a midweek win at Cincinnati.
- The Wildcats will return to action on Tuesday with a midweek game vs. Western Kentucky at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium, before traveling to No. 17 Georgia for a three-game set, starting Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Foley Field.
- Kentucky (24-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) is off to the best start to a season in program history with its 5-1 start to conference play its best since 1992, when UK opened 7-0.
- The Wildcats had their record 22-game winning streak snapped on Friday night at UT, before responding to claim the final two games to win the series for the first time in Knoxville since the 2008 campaign.

Gymnastics
- Behind an impressive performance on vault, where the Wildcats posted one of their highest team scores of the season with a 49.0, the UK gymnastics team finished in fifth place out of seven teams, tying the best finish in school history at the Southeastern Conference Championships.
- Kentucky posted an overall team score of 194.350 at the event to defeat No. 10 Arkansas and No. 15 Auburn. The fifth-place finish for Kentucky ties the best finish in school history. UK finished tied for fifth out of seven teams in 2002, while its best finish at the event was fourth out of six teams in 1996.
- UK ends the season with a Regional Qualifying Score of 195.49, which is the second-highest in school history. Kentucky earned the high RQS after its best three-meet sequence in school history, where it posted a 195.875 or higher in three consecutive meets.

Softball
- UK earned a 3-1 week with a non-conference road victory at Western Kentucky before capturing its first SEC series of the season by taking two-of-three from No. 18 Auburn.
- Senior pitcher Rachel Riley tossed two complete-game victories including the decisive series-clinching win over Auburn. The win over the Tigers marked the ninth career win over a top-25 ranked team for Riley and she also notched her sixth multi-hit game in the win.
- Kentucky had a slew of terrific offensive performances over the weekend with senior Brittany Cervantes, junior Kara Dill, sophomores Ginny Carroll, Lauren Cumbess, Emily Gaines, Emily Jolly and Ellen Weaver all converting crucial at-bats into runs for the Wildcats.

Men's tennis
- The seventh-ranked UK men's tennis team continued its unblemished mark in SEC action with two league wins over the weekend. Kentucky defeated No. 19 Auburn 4-0 before its 4-1 road win over No. 61 Alabama on Sunday.
- UK has now won sixth consecutive matches to start SEC play, which is the Wildcats' best start in league action since the 1988 team went a school-best 8-0. Overall, UK has defeated 13 teams that are currently ranked in the ITA top 61, including five teams that are ranked in the top 25. In league play, the Wildcats have defeated No. 11 Florida, No. 19 Auburn, No. 26 LSU, No. 32 Arkansas, No. 40 South Carolina and No. 61 Alabama.
- UK won doubles in both matches, moving its record to 12-0 when it wins the doubles point. Senior Alex Musialek led UK in singles, becoming the 14th player in school history to win 100 career singles matches.

Swimming and diving
- The men's swimming and diving teams concluded their seasons at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Seattle, Wash., finishing in 21st, accumulating 35 points. The finish was the highest since the 2009-10 season.
- Tyler Reed recorded fifth-place finish, swimming a school-record 42.60 in the 100-freestyle. Reed also swam a 1:34.96 in the 200-free, posting an 11th-place finish.
- Greg Ferrucci finished in the top-15 in all three diving events, racking up an 11th-place finish in both the one and three-meter springboard, while finishing 15th on the tower.

Women's tennis
- Women's tennis traveled to No. 64 Auburn and fell, 5-2. Junior Jessica Stiles and freshman Stephanie Fox excelled in singles play, defeating both of their opponents. Marni Venter and CeCe Witten also grabbed a doubles win for the Wildcats.
- Kentucky hosted tough opponent No. 14 Alabama at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex on Sunday. Witten and Venter once again put on a strong performance in doubles, but could not grab the win. Fox provided fierce competition for Alex Clay at the No. 4 singles slot but narrowly fell, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (5). Ultimately, the Cats fell 7-0, to the Crimson Tide.

Men's golf
- The men's golf team got off to a fantastic start Sunday in the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, shooting a team score of 3-under-par 285, tying for the first round lead.
- Kentucky was led by freshman David Snyder, junior Joseph Barr and sophomore Cody Martin, who each find themselves in the top 10. Snyder carded a 2-under-par 70 and is tied for second, while Barr and Martin each shot 1-under-par 71s and are tied for 10th.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 26
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C. )

Tuesday, March 27
Baseball hosts Western Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. UConn - 7:00 p.m. (Kingston, R.I. )
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C.)

Wednesday, March 28
Softball hosts Louisville - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 29
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)

Friday, March 30
Women's tennis hosts Georgia - 5:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Georgia - 5:00 p.m.
Softball at Tennessee - 6:00 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 7:00 p.m.
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)/Yellow Jacket Invitational (Atlanta)

Saturday, March 31
Softball at Tennessee - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 4:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Louisville - 6:09 p.m. (Kingston, R.I.)
Track and field at Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)/Yellow Jacket Invitational (Atlanta)

Sunday, April 1

Women's tennis hosts Tennessee - Noon
Men's tennis at Tennessee - 1:00 p.m.
Softball at Tennessee - 1:30 p.m.
Baseball at Georgia - 2:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. TBD (Denver)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 19)

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Men's basketball
- On the heels of an 87-71 win over Iowa State in the third round, top-seeded Kentucky earned a rematch against the Indiana Hoosiers, the lone blemish on the Cats' regular-season record.
- In a win over Iowa State, UK got a double-double from freshman Anthony Davis (15 points, 12 rebounds). It was his 18th double-double of the season. Three other Wildcats scored in double-figures, including a career-high 24 points from Marquis Teague. Teague also dished out seven assists and Davis added a career-high five assists.
- Darius Miller (19) and Doron Lamb (16) also scored in double-digits, while Terrence Jones grabbed 11 rebounds.
- Kentucky finished the game shooting 50 percent from 3-point range, hitting 10-of-20.

Women's basketball

- A balanced scoring effort and a dominating performance on the boards helped No. 12/11 Kentucky defeat McNeese State on Saturday 68-62 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- Eight players scored at least six points, led by reserves Keyla Snowden and Azia Bishop who posted double-figure scoring efforts. Snowden, the Southeastern Conference Co-6th Woman of the Year, led the Wildcats in scoring with 11 points, while Bishop came off the bench for 10 points and three blocks in just 16 minutes. Sophomore reserve forward Samarie Walker pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds which tied for the most rebounds by a UK player in the NCAA Tournament.
- The Wildcats grabbed a season-high 58 rebounds in the win, the most for UK in the Big Dance and the most since charting a school-record 62 boards vs. Murray State on Nov. 26, 2010.

Baseball
- The No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats completed a stellar five-game week with five wins, including a weekend series sweep over No. 2 South Carolina, the two-time defending NCAA Champions.
- Kentucky opened up conference play in historic fashion, sweeping the high-octane Gamecocks for the first time since 2006. UK extended its school-record winning streak to 21 games to open the season with the sweep, eclipsing the previous record of 19-0 set to open the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Wildcats now own the third-longest winning streak in the storied history of the SEC.
- Kentucky posted a pair of midweek wins before facing the two-time defending NCAA Champion, the league leader in ERA and the No. 2 ranked team in the nation. Kentucky exploded out of the SEC gate with a walk-off win on Friday, 4-3 with Luke Maile launching a home run to centerfield with the Wildcats trailing 3-2. On Saturday, UK again rallied for a 4-3 win, using a heroic pitching performance from freshman A.J. Reed and sophomore Trevor Gott. Sunday, UK completed the sweep with a first-inning homer from Maile and clutch hitting from senior catcher Michael Williams, with Gott locking down his fifth save of the year.

Gymnastics

- The gymnastics team continued its recent success by scoring yet another impressive team score defeating Centenary on Saturday with a score of 195.875. The win over Centenary gave the Wildcats its first winning regular season since 2008.
- UK defeated Centenary on every event, posting a 48.875 or higher on all four apparatuses. Individually, a UK gymnast took home event honors on each event, including sophomore Audrey Harrison, who won her fourth all-around title of the season. Senior Storey Morris and freshman Kenzie Hedges finished tied for first on vault, while sophomore Caitlyn Ciokajlo won bars, sophomore Kayla Sienkowski and freshman Shannon Mitchell won beam, and sophomore Kayla Hartley won floor.
- UK has scored a 195 or higher in five of its last six meets, including a 195.875 or higher in three straight meets. UK's high score Saturday marked the first time in school history the Wildcats have posted three-consecutive team scores of 195.875 or higher.

Softball
- Senior Brittany Cervantes hit a game-winning home run to top NC State and lift UK into the championship game of the UK Invitational to highlight the week for the Wildcats. The blast marked the 36th home run of her career and is the new career record for the Wildcats. Cervantes also hit three doubles on the week to aid the Wildcat offensive cause.
- Senior Chanda Bell earned a pair of victories for the Wildcats this weekend. In the two wins she tossed 9.2 innings without giving up a run and striking out 21. In a win over UMKC she worked a complete game shutout and struck out 13. It marked the 33rd time in her career she has struck out 10 or more batters in a game.

Track and field
- The UK men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor seasons at the Bulls Invitational on Saturday.
- Sophomore Andrew Evans and freshman Raymond Dykstra won the men's discus and javelin, respectively. Dykstra threw a school-record mark of 69.09m/226-08 en route to his victory.
- Kayla Parker had a career-best mark in the long jump and later won the women's 100-meter hurdles with a career-best time.
- Sophomore Allison Peare won the women's 1,500m run with a career-best time of 4:28.97, while freshman Keffri Neal finished second in the men's 1,500m.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team engaged in strong doubles play in its road match against No. 2 Florida but could not overcome the Gators, who grabbed the win, 7-0.
- The Wildcats traveled to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on the University of Miami but, due to inclement weather, the match was canceled with no plans of rescheduling due to Kentucky's travel plans.

Men's golf

- The men's golf team finished ninth at the Schenkel Invitational, carding back-to-back opening rounds of 286 before closing with a 298 for a total of 6-over-par.
- Sophomore Cody Martin led UK, finishing in a tie for 21st at 1-under. Martin carded back-to-back opening rounds of 2-under-par before shooting a 3-over-par during Sunday's final round.
- Junior Chase Parker remained consistent throughout, shooting 73, 72, 72 to finish tied for 31st at 1-over-par.
- Parker has carded seven straight rounds of 74 or better. The Augusta, Ga., native is 7-under-par during that span.

Women's golf
- Kentucky finished 11th at the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
- Junior Betsie Johnson led the Wildcats with an 11th place finish at 8-over-par 218.
- Sophomore Liz Breed sunk six birdies on the weekend.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 19

Men's tennis hosts Baylor - Noon
Men's tennis hosts Murray State - 6:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Green Bay - 9:45 p.m. (Ames, Iowa)

Wednesday, March 21
Baseball at Cincinnati - 4:00 p.m.
Softball at Western Kentucky - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 22
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)

Friday, March 23
Women's tennis at Auburn - Noon
Men's tennis hosts Auburn - 4:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 6:00 p.m.
Softball at Auburn - 7:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Indiana - 9:45 p.m. (Atlanta)
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)

Saturday, March 24

Softball at Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 4:00 p.m.
Men's swimming and diving at NCAA Championships (Federal Way, Wash.)
Gymnastics at SEC Championships (Duluth, Ga.)

Sunday, March 25

Women's tennis hosts Alabama - Noon
Softball at Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Alabama - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball at Tennessee - 2:00 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. TBD (Kingston, R.I. )
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Awendaw, S.C.)
Men's basketball vs. Baylor/Xavier (Atlanta)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 12)

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Men's basketball
- The SEC regular-season champion, Kentucky Wildcats, make their NCAA-record 52nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, earning an at-large bid as the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament.
- The Wildcats just missed the league's automatic bid, dropping a 71-64 game to the Vanderbilt Commodores in the SEC Tournament championship.
- UK was led offensively Sunday by senior Darius Miller, who tallied a team-high 16 points.
- The Wildcats got a pair of double-double performances from Anthony Davis (12p, 10r) and Terrence Jones (12p, 11r) on Sunday. For Davis it was his fourth-straight double-double. He also added three blocks.
- Doron Lamb rounded out Kentucky's four double-digit scorers against Vanderbilt.

Rifle
- The UK rifle team concluded its 2011-12 season with a second-place overall finish at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.
- In the first day, UK won its second consecutive team national championship in smallbore. The NCAA Championship in smallbore was just the second in program history.
- The Wildcats' (11-1, 6-0) second-place finish is the fifth all-time runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in program history.
- The championships conclude another stellar season for the Wildcats, which completed a second consecutive undefeated GARC regular-season schedule.

Baseball

- The No. 23 Kentucky baseball team completed a five-game week with a three-game weekend series sweep over Canisius, in addition to midweek wins over Tennessee Tech and Marshall.
- The Wildcats are the lone undefeated team in the NCAA, posting a 16-0 record, owning the longest winning streak and the most wins in the nation.
- UK's 16-0 start is the third-best start to a season in the over 100-year history of the program, passing the 15-0 start the 2000 team opened up with under Keith Madison. The 2007 and 2008 teams own the school record with a 19-0 start.
- During the week, UK posted a 10-6 win over Tennessee Tech and a 7-3 win over Marshall. UK then charted a 19-9 win over Canisius in the series opener, before winning the series on Saturday with a 7-5 result and sweeping the Golden Griffins with a 5-4 walk-off win on Sunday.
- UK has been paced by the best offense in the SEC, owning a .349 team average, belting 16 homers through 16 games, with a 3.25 ERA on the mound and 163 strikeouts in 144 innings.

Men's tennis

- The men's tennis team had another great weekend in SEC play, defeating No. 33 South Carolina and No. 9 Florida at home.
- The wins were Kentucky's 10th and 11th over ranked teams for this season, while the victory over Florida was UK's 24th over a top-25 team since the start of the 2009 season. UK has now beat Florida in consecutive regular seasons for the first time since 1992-93.
- Sophomore Grant Roberts stole the show Sunday vs. UF with a three-set match to clinch the UK victory. Senior No. 6 Eric Quigley, sophomore No. 98 Tom Jomby and Roberts each earned two singles wins over the weekend.

Gymnastics
- The gymnastics team had yet another winning weekend when it scored one of the highest team scores in school history of 196.025 against George Washington and Ball State. The two wins guarantee UK a winning regular season for the first time since 2008.
- UK has now posted consecutive 195.95 scores or higher for the first time since 2002, while Tim Garrison is the first head coach in school history to post a 196 or higher in his opening year.
- UK scored a 49.0 or higher on three events, including a season high on bars, while UK set or tied eight season highs and seven career highs in the meet.

Softball
- Kentucky dropped three games with No. 1 Alabama in its home-opening weekend. The Tide escaped a 3-1 nine-inning thriller in the opening game.
- Griffin Joiner, the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week, led the Wildcats with a .544 batting average and a homer.
- Pitcher Lauren Cumbess tossed a career-high 10 strikeouts in a tough-luck loss to the Tide in the second game of the series.
- UK will take a weekend off from SEC action by hosting the UK Invitational.
- Kentucky finished its indoor season Friday at the NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Track and field

- Senior Terri-Ann Grant represented the Wildcats at the championships, finishing ninth in the high jump with a mark of 1.78m/5-10.00.
- Grant's performance earned her second-team All-America honors.
- Kentucky begins its outdoor season March 16 at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky dropped a 6-1 decision in its opening SEC road match of the season at South Carolina.
- Khristina Blajkevitch captured the lone point for the Wildcats with a 3-6, 6-3, (10-8) win at No. 3 singles.
- UK remains on the road at Florida and its match has been postponed until Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Men's golf

- Kentucky finished third at the USF Invitational after back-to-back rounds of 4-under-par and 1-over-par in the final two rounds of the tournament.
- Chase Parker led the way for UK with a fourth-place finish after a 5-under-par 67 in the second round.
- Parker's 67 tied his career-low round, and was his second round of 5-under-par in as many tournaments.
- Parker, Cody Martin and Stephen Powers each finished in the top 25.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 12

Women's tennis at Florida - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13

Softball hosts Western Illinois - 3:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Wright State - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14

Baseball hosts Murray State - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15

Women's tennis vs. Miami - 5:00 p.m. (Coral Gables, Fla.)
Men's basketball vs. WKU/MVSU - 6:50 p.m. (Louisville)

Friday, March 16

Softball hosts N.C. State - 3:00 p.m.
Softball hosts UAB - 5:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 7:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Track and Field at Bulls Invitational (Tampa)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Saturday, March 17

Men's basketball vs. UConn/Iowa State - TBA (Louisville)
Softball hosts Missouri-Kansas City - 1:00 p.m.
Softball hosts TBD - 3:00 p.m. /5:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 2:00 p.m.
Gymnastics at Centenary -7:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Sunday, March 18
Softball hosts TBD - 11:00 a.m. /1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts South Carolina - 1:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)
Women's golf at Lady Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 5)

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Men's basketball
-The Wildcats closed out an historic regular season on Sunday with a 74-59 win at No. 16 Florida to put a cap on a perfect 16-0 run in Southeastern Conference play. It was the third time in UK and SEC history that a team posted a perfect 16-0 mark in league play. The last time it occurred in the 2003 season.
- Anthony Davis led the Wildcats with his 14th double-double of the season on a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds. He added six blocks as well.
- Terrence Jones (19) and Marquis Teague (12) both scored in double-figures for the Wildcats.
- Kentucky shot 52.5 pct. from the field while holding Florida to 38.2 pct. and 16 points below their season average.

Women's basketball

- Kentucky fell to LSU, 61-72, in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
- Junior guard A'dia Mathies and senior guard Keyla Snowden were each named to the SEC All-Tournament Team.
- Mathies averaged 21.0 points per game in UK's two tournament appearances, while Snowden averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 3-pointers per game.
- UK defeated Florida, 71-67, in the quarterfinals. It was UK's third trip to the SEC semifinals in as many years.

Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team continued its hot start to the season with five wins during the week to improve to 11-0 on the season. The Wildcats return to action with another five-game week, starting Tuesday and Wednesday with a pair of midweek tests against Tennessee Tech and Marshall at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
- Kentucky (11-0) owns the best record in the nation and is one of only two undefeated teams in college baseball, joining 10-0 Gonzaga. The Wildcats are off to the fourth-best start to a season in school annals and the best since opening up a school-record 19-0 in 2007 and 2008 and a 15-0 start in 2000.
- The Wildcats have been paced by a balanced approach throughout the year, with an explosive offense that owns a .334 average with 13 homers in 11 games, a 2.64 team ERA with 113 strikeouts in 99 innings and a .983 fielding percentage.

Men's tennis

- UK started conference play in style by winning its first two conference matches of the year, defeating No. 17 LSU 5-1 and No. 47 Arkansas 6-1. Also won its lone non-conference match of week, taking down Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2. The win over LSU marked Kentucky's 23rd over a top-25 opponent since the start of the 2009 season.
- Kentucky won the doubles point in all three matches, including sweeping doubles play against Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas. The Wildcats are now 9-0 on the season when they win the doubles point.
- Kentucky played well in singles action, winning 13 of the 17 singles matches last week that ended in a decision. Sophomore Tom Jomby led the way with a 3-0 record in singles, while seniors Eric Quigley and Alex Musialek and sophomores Grant Roberts and Alejandro Gomez grabbed two singles wins each.

Gymnastics
- Earned their second-consecutive win over a top-25 opponent with an impressive team score of 195.95 at No. 21 Illinois on Friday. The high score marks only the 11th time in school history the Wildcats have scored a 195.95 or higher in a meet.
- The win moved Kentucky to No. 25 in the latest GymInfo rankings with an RQS of 194.930. It marks only the second time since 2007 that UK has been ranked in the top 25 at this point in the season (week two of RQS rankings).
- Kentucky sealed the win over Illinois on balance beam with an impressive team score of 49.050, which was only the 10th time in school history UK has posted a 49.05 or higher on the event. Overall, Kentucky set or tied 10 season highs and 10 career highs in the meet.

Softball
- The softball team capped its 18-game road trip with a 3-2 weekend at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational which saw UK plate eight or more runs in its three victories. Junior Kara Dill, senior Chanda Bell and freshman Griffin Joiner were tabbed to the All-Tournament team after pacing the Wildcats.
- Dill extended her career-long hitting streak to 15 games and batted .500 for the weekend. She's logged multiple-hits in eight games this season including twice this weekend.
- Freshman Griffin Joiner moved into the No. 3 spot in the batting order and excelled for the Wildcats with a team-high .571 batting average.
- Bell was involved in all three of UK's wins including charting two victories and notching a save. She tossed 15 strikeouts and limited opponent batters to just 0.61 hits per inning.

Track and field

- Senior distance runner Luis Orta was named the SEC Men's Runner of the Year by the league coaches on Friday.
- Sophomore Matt Hillenbrand ran a career-best time in the mile, crossing the finish line in 4:06.33 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
- Freshman Keffri Neal also ran a career-best time at the Alex Wilson Invitational, Neal finished 14th in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.97.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team suffered a pair of 4-3 losses in its opening weekend of SEC action. The Wildcats fell to LSU and Arkansas by the same score.
- Jessica Stiles was impressive for the Blue and White as she garnered sweeps at the No. 1 spot in both of the Wildcats' matches against conference competition.
- Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff also logged wins in both matches for UK in the No. 4 spot.

Men's golf
- Kentucky, as a team, was in a tie for fifth after the first round of the USF Invitational.
- David Snyder was in a tie for 15th after the first round, following a 1-over-par 73.
- Four Wildcats rank in the top 25 after one round of competition.
- Joseph Barr and Chase Parker each eagled the par 5 11th hole during Sunday's first round.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, March 5
Men's golf at USF Invitational

Tuesday, March 6
Baseball hosts Tennessee Tech - 4:00 p.m.
Men's golf at USF Invitational

Wednesday, March 7

Baseball hosts Marshall - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)

Friday, March 9
Men's tennis hosts South Carolina - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Arkansas/LSU - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Women's tennis at South Carolina - 3:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 4:00 p.m.
Softball hosts Alabama - 6:00 p.m.
Rifle at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
Track and field at NCAA Championships (Nampa, Idaho)
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

Saturday, March 10
Softball hosts Alabama - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball SEC Semifinals - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Rifle at NCAA Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
Track and field at NCAA Championships (Nampa, Idaho)
Diving at NCAA Zone Diving (Bloomington, Ind.)
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

Sunday, March 11

Softball hosts Alabama - 1:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Canisius - 1:00 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball SEC Finals - 1:00 p.m. (New Orleans)
Women's tennis at Florida - 1:00 p.m.
Women's golf at LSU Golf Classic

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 27)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky won its 45th SEC Championship outright Saturday on the heels of an 83-74 win over Vanderbilt.
- Freshman Anthony Davis led the way with his 13th double-double of the season, scoring a career and game-high 28 points to go along with a game-high 11 rebounds. He also added five blocked shots and two steals.
- Freshman Marquis Teague added 16 points while dishing out six assists and grabbing four rebounds. Terrence Jones also scored in double-figures with 12 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocks.
- UK celebrates Senior Night against Georgia on Thursday, honoring seniors Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky won all three games last week, including an impressive 76-40 win on the road at Mississippi State in the regular season finale on Sunday to give the Wildcats their first regular season championship since 1982.
- The Cats earned the No. 1 seed, and a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament for the third-straight season and now prepare to square off against the winner of Florida (No. 8 seed) and Auburn (No. 9 seed) in the quarterfinals Friday, March 2.
- The Cats, who were picked to finish second in the SEC standings by the league coaches and media, have had another remarkable season under the direction of head coach Matthew Mitchell. He has led UK to its third straight 20-win season with a 24-5 overall record, including a 13-3 mark in SEC play.
- The 13 league wins were a school record for SEC wins in a season and UK was the only school in the SEC to go undefeated at home. UK's 18-0 home record is just the third undefeated season in school history.

Baseball
- The Kentucky baseball team posted three wins on the weekend to sweep Buffalo in the home-opening set.
- The Wildcats return to action with home midweek contests vs. Morehead State (Tuesday) and Xavier (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. ET, before hosting Illinois-Chicago in a three-game series Friday-Sunday.
- Kentucky (6-0) is off to its best start to a season since opening 19-0 during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Wildcats have utilized a balanced approach with a .341 team average, a 3.50 team ERA and a staggering .996 fielding percentage. UK has made just one error on the year, coming on an attempted pickoff at second base.

Rifle
- UK rifle finished second at the 2011-12 GARC Championships over the weekend at Ole Miss, placing third overall in smallbore and second overall in air rifle, finishing just six points shy of champion West Virginia.
- Kentucky completed the final day of the GARC Championships with a solid air rifle score to finish second to West Virginia overall, after UK placed third in smallbore on Saturday. UK, the regular-season conference champions and the defending NCAA Champions, fell just six points shy of the Mountaineers.
- UK was led on Sunday by a strong air rifle performance, as Settlemires paced the team with a 595. Greathouse fired a 592, while Wheatley finished with a 590. Henri Junghanel totaled a 585 and Katie Fretts fired a 579 to round out the starting lineup.

Men's tennis
- Kentucky could not avenge an earlier loss this season to highly ranked Ohio State, falling 4-0 to the second-ranked Buckeyes on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The win extended Ohio State's home winning streak to an impressive 136 consecutive matches, which is the longest in the nation.
- The Wildcats dropped the doubles point with tight losses at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles, while OSU continued its momentum in singles action, earning singles matches at Nos. 2, 4, and 6 for the win.
- UK junior Anthony Rossi, who is the reigning SEC Player of the Week, did not record a decision in the match, keeping his singles streak alive at 16 consecutive matches.

Gymnastics

- UK gymnastics posted its best meet of the year Friday, earning a team score of 195.525 en route to defeating No. 15 Auburn and Pittsburgh. It was Kentucky's first league win this year.
- The Wildcats earned season-best team scores on two events, scoring a 49.125 on uneven bars and a 49.2 on floor exercise. The high score on bars is tied for the 12th-highest score on the event in school history, while UK's 49.2 on floor is tied for the 16th-best in school history.
- Sophomore Audrey Harrison won her second all-around title on the season for UK, scoring a career-best 39.175. Senior Storey Morris finished first overall on uneven bars, while Harrison finished tied for first on beam and won the floor title outright with a 9.9.

Softball

- UK went 3-1 at the Georgia Southern Invitational where Kara Dill and Chanda Bell were named to the All-Tournament team. Dill batted .600 for the weekend and extended her season-long hitting streak to 10 games. Bell picked up two wins to become the school's all-time career leader in victories with 55.
- Freshman Griffin Joiner had a breakout weekend with a .417 average. Joiner also reached base three other times by way of a walk and a hit by pitch, and registered her first career stolen base.

Track and field
- The Kentucky men's team finished eighth at the SEC Championships with 38 points, while the women's teams placed 12th with seven points.
- Senior Kentucky men's distance runner Luis Orta won the men's 3,000m run Saturday and the men's 5,000m run Sunday, becoming the first student-athlete to win both races in the same championship since Georgia's Ian Burrell in 2007.
- Orta was a co-recipient on the men's side of the Cliff Harper Trophy, awarded each year to the high-points scorer of the meet.
- Orta was the first Kentucky athlete ever to win the 3K at the SEC Indoor Championships, and was the first Wildcat to win the 5K since Richard Ede in 1987.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky traveled for a midweek match with Akron, where the Cats lost a heartbreaker, 4-3. UK also traveled to Indiana to face the Hoosiers and dropped the match, 5-2.
- Sophomore Khristina Blajkevitch excelled despite the tough competition at Indiana, bringing home a win in singles and doubles play.
- Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff and CeCe Witten grabbed wins for the Wildcats in singles play vs. the Zips while also defeating their opponents in their respective doubles matches.

Men's golf
- Kentucky finished in a tie for ninth at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, its first tournament of the spring season.
- Freshman David Snyder finished in a tie for 10th after a career-low round of 4-under-par 68 in the final round to finish at even-par.
- Junior Chase Parker carded a career-low round of 5-under-par in the final round to finish in a tie for 25th.
- Kentucky's final round team score of 285 was the second lowest third round of the tournament.

Swimming and diving
- Tyler Reed and Lucas Gerotto both qualified for the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with swims Sunday afternoon that catapulted them into elite company on the final day of the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.
- Gerotto swam a 46.75 in the 100-fly, just three one hundredths of a second off the UK record, and good enough to place him 13th overall in the nation this year. Tyler Reed swam a 43.08 in the men's 100-freestyle to push himself to Seattle for the NCAA Championships in that event.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Baseball hosts Morehead St. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Men's tennis at Louisiana-Lafayette - 2:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Xavier - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1
Men's basketball hosts Georgia - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, March 2
Women's basketball vs. Florida/Auburn - 1:00 p.m. (Nashville)
Softball vs. Texas A&M CC - 2:30 p.m. (Lafayette, La.)
Men's tennis at LSU - 4:00 p.m.
Baseball hosts Illinois-Chicago - 4:00 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts LSU - 5:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin - 7:30 p.m. (Lafayette, La.)
Gymnastics at Illinois - 8:00 p.m.
Track and field at NCAA Qualifying

Saturday, March 3
Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin - Noon (Lafayette, La.)
Softball at Louisiana-Lafayette - 2:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Illinois-Chicago - 1:00 p.m.
Women's basketball SEC Semifinals - 4:00 p.m. (Nashville)
Track and field at NCAA Qualifying

Sunday, March 4
Softball vs. Nicholls State - 11:00 a.m. (Lafayette, La.)
Men's basketball at Florida - Noon
Women's tennis hosts Arkansas - Noon
Baseball hosts Illinois-Chicago - 1:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Arkansas - 1:00 p.m.
Women's basketball SEC Finals - 6:00 p.m. (Nashville)
Men's golf at USF Invitational

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 20)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats pushed the nation's longest current winning streak to 18 games after posting a 77-62 win over the Ole Miss Rebels in Lexington on Saturday.
- Terrence Jones tallied his first double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
- Doron Lamb led all scorers with 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, while Darius Miller hit 3-of-7 from 3-point range for 15 points. Kyle Wiltjer was 3-of-4 from 3-point range for a personal best in league play with 13 points. Anthony Davis was the fifth Wildcat to record double-figures with 10 points.
- As a team, UK hit 10-of-18 from downtown, the most in SEC play this year.

Women's basketball
- The Wildcats currently sit in a tie with Tennessee for first place with three games remaining in the regular season. UK had one of its best starts in program history, winning 21 of its first 23 games and each of its first 10 games in SEC play.
- The Wildcats have their sights set on winning their first SEC regular season championship since 1982. The Cats are just one win away from tying the most SEC wins in school history at 11. Kentucky has won the last three meetings against Vanderbilt, including a 78-68 win last season in Lexington.
- UK ranks in the top 10 of four national statistical categories, including leading the nation in turnover margin (+11.9). The Cats have forced at least 23 turnovers in six of the last seven games.

Baseball
- The baseball team opened up the 2012 season with two wins on opening weekend and will finalize the opening weekend Monday at 2 p.m. ET at USC Upstate (2-0) after rain postponed the regular-scheduled Sunday finale.
- The Wildcats used a 10-4 win at Wofford in the lidlifter, behind a dominating performance from Taylor Rogers on the mound, who fanned a career high nine in his season debut. UK also got a homer from 2011 All-SEC third baseman Thomas McCarthy to cap the scoring, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.
- In a 10-2 beatdown of Eastern Michigan, a team that won 37 games in 2011, UK used a 13-hit attack to total 10 runs for the second consecutive game. UK's starter Jerad Grundy turned in a winning performance in his debut, striking out four in 5.2 innings and retiring 12 consecutive hitters in the middle of the game.

Rifle
- Kentucky completed the NCAA qualifying competition on Saturday at Barker Hall, totaling a 4657 total team score.
- Kentucky will return to action at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, hosted by Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., at the Patricia C. Lamar Army National Guard Readiness Center Feb. 25-26.
- UK was led in air rifle by Wheatley and Greathouse, with the duo each charting a 590. Henri Junghänel (587), Emily Holsopple (589) and Ethan Settlemires (587) rounded out the UK starting lineup in air gun.

Men's tennis
- UK went 1-2 over the weekend in the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships. The Wildcats defeated No. 11 Texas A&M 4-0 in the first round after claiming the doubles point and getting three quality singles wins. The win punched UK's ticket to the quarterfinals of the event for the first time since it advanced to the semifinals in 1997.
- UK would fall in the quarterfinals in heartbreaking fashion, dropping one of the closest matches of the tournament to No. 3 Ohio State 4-3. Against OSU, seniors No. 6 Eric Quigley and No. 20 Alex Musialek defeated ranked foes. Quigley took down No. 16 Chase Buchanan, while Musialek defeated No. 12 Blaz Rola.
- Rossi led UK at the event, going 3-0 in singles play. The junior has won 16 consecutive singles matches for UK and is an impressive 26-2 on the season, including 9-0 in dual matches.

Swimming and diving
- The swimming and diving teams wrapped up the 2012 SEC Championships on Saturday with the men placing in seventh and the women finishing ninth.
- For the swimmers, Lucas Gerotto led the way for UK, placing third in the men's 100-fly with a time of 47.00 in the finals. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native finished on the podium of the SEC Championships for the first time in his career.
- For the divers, it was a very successful meet as the Wildcats qualified divers for the finals in every event. Greg Ferrucci took second in the men's 3m springboard to cap what was the best-ever 3m competition for UK in school history. The Wildcats also qualified John Fox and Corey Cowger for the finals of the event. Ferrucci went on to place third overall in the 1m springboard, jumping from seventh to third in his final dive of the competition.

Gymnastics

- UK concluded the road portion of its 2012 SEC schedule by falling 197.225-193.125 to No. 4 Georgia on Saturday. UK gymnasts set or tied four season highs and three career highs in the meet.
- Junior Caitlyn Ciokajlo led UK on uneven bars for the third time this season with a career-high tying 9.875, while sophomore Holly Cunningham paced UK on vault for the third time in the last four meets.
- Sophomores Kayla Hartley and Kayla Sienkowski performed well. Hartley continued her strong scores on floor exercise with a team-high 9.8, while Sienkowski finished tied for first overall on balance beam with a career-best 9.825. The event title for Sienkowski was the first of her career.

Softball

- The softball team went 3-2 over the weekend at the FAU Kickoff Classic. UK shutout Wright State behind a terrific pitching performance from sophomore Lauren Cumbess who yielded just two hits and struck out six in the win.
- Kentucky then rallied for a seventh-inning comeback for the second time this season in knocking off the host Owls. UK plated four runs in the final frame to pull away 6-3 in the game.
- Junior Kara Dill led the bats for the Wildcats with a .438 weekend that included a pair of multi-hit outings and converting on all five steal attempts. Dill scored twice, drove in two runs and hit her first double of the season.

Women's tennis

- The women's tennis team hosted its last doubleheader of the season, defeating Eastern Kentucky, 5-2, and Evansville, 7-0 on Saturday.
- Junior Jessica Stiles posted an impressive comeback at the No. 1 singles spot against Eastern's Amandine Faouzi after trailing in the first two sets. She ultimately won, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
- Kentucky kicked off the spring with an eighth place finish at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla.
- Junior Ashleigh Albrecht led the Cats, finishing tied for 20th with a 5-over-par 221.
- Sophomore Liz Breed finished the weekend with a team-high 11 birdies.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Feb. 20
Baseball vs. USC Upstate - 2:00 p.m. (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Women's basketball hosts Vanderbilt - 9:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate (Mobile, Ala.)

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Women's tennis at Akron - 1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball at Mississippi State - 9:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate (Mobile, Ala.)

Thursday, Feb. 23

Women's basketball hosts South Carolina - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24
Softball vs. North Florida - 11:30 a.m. (Statesboro, Ga.)
Softball vs. Jacksonville St. - 1:30 p.m. (Statesboro, Ga.)
Track and field hosts SEC Championships
Baseball hosts Buffalo - 4:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Auburn/Pittsburgh - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Softball vs. Radford - 11:30 a.m. (Statesboro, Ga.)
Men's basketball hosts Vanderbilt - Noon
Baseball hosts Buffalo - 1:00 p.m.
Softball at Georgia Southern - 3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Ohio State - 4:00 p.m.
Track and field hosts SEC Championships
Rifle at GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.)

Sunday, Feb. 26
Women's tennis at Indiana - 11:00 a.m.
Baseball hosts Buffalo - 1:00 p.m.
Women's basketball at Mississippi State - 1:30 p.m.
Track and field hosts SEC Championships
Rifle at GARC Championships (Oxford, Miss.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 13)

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MEN'S BASKETBALL
- With a pair of wins over SEC foes this week, Kentucky owns a 17-game winning streak. UK knocked off No. 8 Florida at home before defeating Vanderbilt in Nashville. Kentucky's win over the Commodores marked the first victory for a No. 1 ranked team in the last four tries against the home-standing team in Memorial Gym.
- Kentucky has won its first 11 in league play, the best SEC start for the Wildcats since the 2002-03 team went 16-0.
- Doron Lamb scored a game-high 16 points against Vanderbilt. He has hit multiple 3-pointers in seven of the last eight games.
- Anthony Davis finished with seven blocks against the Commodores, giving him 127 on the season and moving him to seventh on the SEC single-season blocks list and 12th on UK's career blocks list.
- In the win over Florida, Marquis Teague notched his first career double-double effort with 12 points and 10 rebounds. It marked the first double-double by way of points and assists since John Wall achieved the feat during the 2009-10 season.

GYMNASTICS
- The gymnastics team posted its best home score of the season on Friday, falling 196-194.7 to defending National Champion Alabama in Memorial Coliseum.
- UK earned a season-high score on floor exercise with a 48.85 and was led on the event by sophomore Kayla Hartley's 9.9 score. Hartley's high mark brought home the floor title on the event as she became only the 18th gymnast in school history to earn a 9.9 or higher on the event. The score of 9.9 is the highest for any UK gymnast this season on any event.
- Senior Storey Morris had a great meet, finishing tied for second on beam and tied for third on uneven bars, while sophomore Kenzie Hedge finished second on vault.

MEN'S TENNIS
- Behind another match-clinching point from Alejandro Gomez, the men's tennis team continued its blitzing pace to start the season with a 4-3 win over No. 30 Notre Dame on Sunday.
- Kentucky is now 9-0 on the year, extending its best start to a season in the 30-year tenure of head coach Dennis Emery. The win over UND was UK's sixth of the season over a ranked foe after already taking down No. 12 Pepperdine, No. 22 Tulsa, No. 29 Indiana, No. 53 Michigan State and No. 59 North Carolina State.
- Four Wildcats earned singles wins Sunday, including No. 5 Eric Quigley, No. 36 Anthony Rossi, No. 95 Tom Jomby and No. 111 Alejandro Gomez. Rossi is currently riding a 13-match winning streak, while Quigley has won nine consecutive matches.

SOFTBALL
- Kentucky went 1-3 in its opening weekend of the season with its victory coming in dramatic fashion. The Wildcats used a seventh-inning rally highlighted by a two-run homer from Rachel Riley to capture the win over the Tigers.
- Freshman Griffin Joiner hit the game-winning solo blast for UK. Two other Wildcats hit their first career homers in L.A. as well. Ginny Carroll and Krystal Smith belted back-to-back bombs in the final game with UCLA.

TRACK AND FIELD
- Keilah Tyson won the 200-meter dash, breaking the UK 200m freshman record for the second time in as many weeks with a time of 23.69. Tyson's time is the second fastest in school history.
- Luis Orta finished sixth in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:02.45, the fourth fastest time in UK history, and the fastest time in the SEC this year.
- Walter Luttrell finished 10th in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:08.90, the 10th fastest in UK history and the third fastest in the SEC this year.
- Darryl Bradshaw ran a career-best 8.00 in the 60m hurdles. Bradshaw's time is the sixth fastest in program history.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
- Women's tennis hosted a doubleheader, defeating Winthrop 4-0 and Cincinnati 7-0.
- The Cats moved into second place in the SEC Eastern Division with their two victories.
- Sophomore Misha Testerman played her best match of the year, defeating Cincinnati's Carly Wilson, 6-0, 6-0.

WOMEN'S GOLF
- Through one round at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla., the women's golf team sits in ninth place, 13 strokes off the lead. Kentucky finished the opening round with a nine-over-par 297.
- Junior Ashleigh Albrecht paced Kentucky through the first round, shooting a one-under par 71. With two birdies and an eagle, Albrecht finished the day tied for fifth, five strokes off the lead. Albrecht carded an impressive eagle on the 354-yard, par-four ninth hole - the only eagle of the day.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Feb. 13
Women's basketball at Tennessee - 7:00 p.m.
Women's golf at UCF Challenge

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Women's golf at UCF Challenge

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Thursday, Feb. 16
Women's basketball at Alabama - 7:30 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Friday, Feb. 17
Softball vs. Wright State - 4:00 p.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Baseball vs. Wofford - 4:00 p.m. (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Softball at Florida Atlantic - 6:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

Saturday, Feb. 18
Rifle hosts NCAA Qualifier - 8:00 a.m.
Softball vs. LIU Brooklyn - 9:00 a.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Women's tennis hosts Eastern Kentucky - 10:00 a.m.
Baseball vs. Eastern Michigan - Noon (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Softball vs. Michigan - 1:00 p.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Gymnastics at Georgia - 4:00 p.m.
Men's basketball hosts Ole Miss - 4:00 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts Evansville - 6:00 p.m.
Swimming and diving at SEC Championships (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

Sunday, Feb. 19

Softball vs. Maryland - 11:00 a.m. (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Baseball vs. USC Upstate - 3:00 p.m. (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Men's tennis at National Team Indoors (Charlottesville, Va.)

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Feb. 6)

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Men's basketball
-The Wildcats continued to reverse their road fortunes tallying an 86-52 win in Columbia, S.C., over the South Carolina Gamecocks for their fifth-straight road win. It marks the longest such streak in league play since the 2004-05 team ran off five-straight wins away from Rupp Arena in the SEC.
- Anthony Davis just missed a triple-double in the win, scoring a game-high 22 points, while pulling down eight rebounds and blocking eight shots, both game highs.
- Doron Lamb added 18 points, a season-high in league play, while Terrence Jones finished with 16 points, all coming in the first half. Jones also added six rebounds and four assists. Kyle Wiltjer chipped in 12 points, to round out the UK double-digit scorers.
- UK shot 51.6 pct. from the field, while holding South Carolina to 30.5 pct. from the field.

Women's basketball
- Kentucky went 1-1 last week with an 82-41 win over Ole Miss in Lexington and a 61-51 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge. The Ole Miss win gave the Wildcats their 18th consecutive victory at home, a winning streak that ranks fourth in school history and ties for sixth nationally. UK forced an SEC-high 36 turnovers in the game, breaking the previous record of 30 set vs. Auburn on Jan. 26.
- Freshman guard Bria Goss led four players in double figures with a team-high 19 points to go along with three steals. Her 17 double-figure scoring games this season are tied for the sixth most in UK freshman history.
- On Sunday, UK struggled to find its offensive rhythm as it scored a season-low 18 points in the first half vs. the LSU and shot just 35.0 percent (21-of-60) for the game. The loss snapped UK's school-record 13-game SEC winning streak and gave the Cats their first loss in conference play this season.
- The Wildcats' 21-3 start ties their best start in program history. UK also began the 1982-83 season at 21-3 UK is just one win away from tying the most SEC wins in school history at 11.

Rifle

- The rifle team completed its regular-season with two wins in Morgantown, W.Va., during the weekend. The wins over West Virginia and N.C. State clinching UK's second consecutive GARC regular-season championship.
- UK finished 6-0 in conference play for the second consecutive season, with its win on Friday vs. WVU coming as a matchup of the only remaining conference unbeatens. Following the win vs. WVU, UK was guaranteed of the conference title, completing the undefeated league slate with a win over N.C. State on Saturday.
- UK was led on the weekend by strong performances from Emily Holsopple, Henri Junghanel and Ethan Settlemires.

Gymnastics
- The gymnastics team continued to show its improvement by tying its season-high team score of 195.05 in a dual-meet loss at No. 14 LSU on Friday. The Wildcats have now eclipsed the 195 mark in two consecutive meets for the first time since the beginning of the 2010 season.
- UK was led in the meet by all-around competitors sophomore Audrey Harrison and freshman Alexis Gross, who each posted career-high scores in the all-around. Harrison earned a 39.125, while Gross posted a 38.975.
- Sophomore Holly Cunningham performed extremely well for the Wildcats, sticking her vault to earn a career-high 9.85 and then finishing off the meet by going 9.8 on balance beam. UK defeated the top-15 ranked Tigers on beam with a team score of 48.875, while the Wildcats posted a season-high 48.75 on floor exercise.
- The Wildcats again used 18 or more routines from freshmen or sophomores and have now used at least 18 routines from underclassmen in every meet this season. UK also set or tied nine season and career highs in the meet.

Men's tennis

- The men's tennis team has started the season with an 8-0 record and is off to its best start in the 30-year tenure of head coach Dennis Emery. UK posted two wins over the week, defeating No. 12 Pepperdine 4-2 and Abilene Christian 7-0 on Sunday.
- Three Wildcats earned singles wins over ranked foes against Pepperdine led by senior No. 13 Alex Musialek's win over No. 21 Sebastian Fanselow. Fellow senior No. 5 Eric Quigley took down No. 35 Finn Tearney, while junior No. 36 Anthony Rossi defeated No. 49 Mousheg Hovhannisyan. Sophomore No. 111 Alejandro Gomez clinched the match for UK against PU with his 6-1, 6-1 win over Daivd Sofaer.
- The win against Pepperdine marked Kentucky's 21st win over a top-25 opponent dating back to the 2009 season, while both wins extended UK's home record over the past four years to 49-9.
- Against Abilene Christian, Kentucky received singles wins from Quigley, Gomez, sophomores Grant Roberts, Maks Gold and Ryuji Hirooka, and freshman Brett Johnson. UK also got doubles wins from Gold/Hirooka and Matt Davis/Roberts.

Track and field
- The men's and women's track and field teams competed in their third meet of the indoor season Friday and Saturday, as they headed north for the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
- Keilah Tyson, the reigning SEC Women's Freshman of the Week, broke her second UK freshman record in as many weeks. Tyson competed in her first 200-meter dash of her collegiate career, winning the race with a time of 23.93. Tyson's time is the third best 200m dash in UK history. The Norfolk, Va., native also had the seventh best long jump mark (6.08m/19-11.50) in school history.
- Junior Walter Luttrell shattered his career-best time in the 5,000m run Friday en route to winning the event with a 14:14.35, the fifth fastest time in UK history. Luttrell's time is the top time in the SEC this season.
- Junior Darryl Bradshaw ran a career-best time in the finals of the 60m hurdles, finishing sixth with a time of 8.01. Bradshaw's time is the sixth fastest in Kentucky history.

Swimming and diving
- Louisville defeated UK on the men's side with a final tally of 188-107, and also took home the win on the women's side 183-107.
- Kentucky was led by its divers, as three of the four diving competitions were Wildcat victories. Greg Ferrucci took home first in both events, claiming a 366.30 on the three meter, and earning a 353.17 on the one meter.
- Tyler Reed had yet another impressive meet in his senior campaign, as Reed placed second in the 100-free tapping in at 44.79, and also recorded a fourth-place finish in the 50-free with a time of 20.85.
- Megan Eppler finished first in the 50-freestyle tapping in at 23.36, while also taking first in the 100-freestyle turning a time of 50.84.
- The meet in Louisville served as the Wildcats final dual meet of the season, as UK's focus now shifts towards the SEC Championships Feb. 15-18 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Women's tennis

- Women's tennis continued its nine-game homestand, hosting Purdue and Miami (Ohio) over the weekend.
- The Cats fell to Purdue, 6-1, but defeated Miami (Ohio), 4-1.
- Freshman Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff had a strong performance in doubles. With the help of Caitlin McGraw against Purdue and Khrisina Blajkevitch against Miami (Ohio), Morin-Kougoucheff grabbed victories at the No. 1 doubles position in both matches.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Men's basketball hosts Florida - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Softball at UCLA - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10
Softball at UCLA - 5:00 p.m.
Gymnastics hosts Alabama - 7:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Pacific - 8:00 p.m. (Los Angeles)
Track and field at Husky Classic/SPIRE Collegiate Invitational (Seattle/Geneva, Ohio)

Saturday, Feb. 11

Women's tennis hosts Winthrop - 10:00 a.m.
Softball at UCLA - 5:30 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts Cincinnati - 6:00 p.m.
Men's basketball at Vanderbilt - 9:00 p.m.
Track and field at Husky Classic/SPIRE Collegiate Invitational (Seattle/Geneva, Ohio)

Sunday, Feb. 12

Men's tennis at Notre Dame - Noon
Women's golf at UCF Challenge

UK Rewind: Jan. 26

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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Jan. 23)

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Men's basketball
- The Wildcats pushed their winning streak to 11 games, posting a hard-fought 77-71 win over Alabama on Saturday.
- Kentucky had six players score in double-figures for the first time since the 2004-05 season, led by Terrence Jones' team-high 15 points. Doron Lamb (14), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (13), Anthony Davis (11), Darius Miller (11) and Marquis Teague (10) also scored in double-figures in the victory.
- The Wildcats hit a number of crucial free throws down the stretch against Alabama, going 8-for-8 from the line inside the final minute of play.
- UK's 11-game winning streak is the second longest by the Wildcats in the John Calipari era.

Women's basketball

- With wins over Georgia and Florida last week, Kentucky improved to 18-2 overall, 7-0 in the SEC which ties its best start in program history through the first 20 games. UK's best start to a season was in 1982-83 (21-2).
- Trailing by 10 (46-36) vs. UGA with 15:42 left in the game, UK went on a 24-7 run paced by 13 points from freshman guard Bria Goss, to capture its first win in Athens, Ga., since 2008. The rookie guard ended the game with a career-high 22 points, netting 17 of those in the decisive second half.
- Sophomore forward Samarie Walker gave the Cats a boost off the bench as she recorded a career-best 18 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes of play vs. UGA. Overall, UK's bench outscored Georgia's 34-0.
- On Sunday, it was another balanced effort as the Cats won their 16th consecutive home game with a 57-52 victory over the Gators. Ten players scored at least two points, paced by senior guard Keyla Snowden who led with 11.
- Sophomore guard Kastine Evans scored all 10 of her points in the second stanza, including eight of them in a key 17-2 second-half run. Goss pulled down a career-high nine rebounds, while Walker came off the bench for another solid performance, adding nine points, seven rebounds, a career-high tying three blocks and three steals.

Rifle
- The defending NCAA Champion Kentucky rifle team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday at No. 1 TCU, 4703-4694, with TCU using a school-record team score to win its nation-leading 26th consecutive regular season match.
- UK lost its first match of the year, with the Wildcats only losing two regular-season matches in the last two years, both vs. TCU.
- UK fell behind in smallbore at TCU, before bouncing back to narrow the gap in air rifle behind starring performances from Ethan Settlemires (595), Henri Junghanel (594) and Emily Holsopple (592). Settlemires led UK in smallbore with a 583.

Gymnastics
- Behind a season-high team score on floor exercise where two Wildcats set or tied their career-high marks, the gymnastics team showed improvement from its first SEC meet of the year to its second meet of the year in a 196.275-194.075 loss to No. 8 Florida at Memorial Coliseum.
- Of UK's 24 routines in the meet, a total of 20 were performed by freshmen or sophomores. Overall, the youthful Wildcats showed improvement from last week, setting 10 season-high marks and setting or tying nine career-high scores on the night. Sophomore Audrey Harrison and freshman Alexis Gross were the lone two all-around competitors in the meet for Kentucky.
- UK saved its best event of the night for last, earning a season-high mark of 48.625 on floor. Harrison finished fourth overall on the event and led UK with a season-high and career-tying mark of 9.8, while Gross followed close behind with a 9.725. Freshman Kenzie Hedges set a career high with a 9.725, while sophomore Kayla Sienkowski went 9.7. Freshman Shelby Hilton made her second-consecutive floor lineup and went 9.675, while sophomore Kayla Hartley completed the UK rotation with a 9.375.

Men's tennis

- The No. 7 men's tennis team started its 2012 season off on the right note by earning a 6-1 win over No. 53 Michigan State and a 7-0 win over IUPUI to sweep a doubleheader at the Indianapolis Tennis Center in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon. The doubleheader was hosted by IUPUI. Kentucky played well in both matches, winning five of its six doubles matches and 11 of its 12 singles matches. It marked the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and either IUPUI or Michigan State.
- Senior co-captain Eric Quigley earned two singles wins in the opening day, moving him into sole possession of second place on UK's career singles wins list with 143 victories. The native of Pewee Valley, Ky., is now only one win shy of tying Paul Varga's school-record 144 career singles wins. Quigley is 143-44 all-time at Kentucky.
- Quigley, along with sophomores Grant Roberts and No. 111 Alejandro Gomez, went 2-0 in singles action, while junior No. 36 Anthony Rossi and sophomores No. 95 Tom Jomby, Ryuji Hirooka and Maks Gold went 1-0 in singles action. True freshman Brett Johnson, who was playing in his first collegiate match, won his lone singles match.

Women's tennis
- The women's tennis team is now 3-0 on the season after its opening weekend of regular season play.
- Jessica Stiles and Khristina Blajkevitch, the 34th-ranked doubles team, defeated Marshall's 35th-ranked doubles team of Dominika Zaprazna and Maria Voscekova, 9-8 (8) in the season opener.
- Freshmen Stephanie Fox and Edmee Morin- Kougoucheff put on strong performances in both singles and doubles play, ending the weekend undefeated.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Men's tennis hosts Indiana • 1:00 p.m.
Men's tennis hosts Eastern Kentucky • 7:00 p.m.
Men's basketball at Georgia • 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Women's basketball at Auburn • 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27
Men's tennis hosts NC State • Noon
Track and field hosts Rod McCravy Memorial

Saturday, Jan. 28
Swimming and diving hosts Cincinnati • 10:00 a.m.
Men's tennis hosts Tulsa/ETSU • 10 a.m./1:00 p.m.
Men's basketball at LSU • 4:00 p.m.
Gymnastics at Illinois-Chicago • 6:00 p.m.
Track and field hosts Rod McCravy Memorial

Sunday, Jan. 29
Women's basketball hosts Alabama • 2:00 p.m.

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