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Weekend wrap-up

Jan. 19, 2009

It was a busy weekend in UK Athletics. All the news is on the homepage, but I thought I'd give you a quick hit of what each team did this weekend.

  • The basketball team continued its torrid streak, crushing Georgia 68-45 in Athens , Ga. It was the Wildcats' third straight win and nine in their last 10 games. Coming off his record-setting 54-point performance, junior Jodie Meeks scored 22 points in the win.
  • The women's basketball team fell at the hands of Mississippi State 52-45. Sophomore forward Victoria Dunlap notched her ninth career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but UK shot just 31.6 percent in the loss.
  • The cheerleading team continued its domination at the Universal Cheerleading Association National Championships by winning its unprecedented 17th national title and second straight. The dance team finished seventh at the Universal Dance Association National Championships.
  • The track and field team started off the indoor season at the Kentucky Invitational by breaking two Wildcat freshman records, posting five NCAA provisional marks and writing two new entries into the UK record books.
  • The women's tennis team opened the season with a win for the second consecutive season. The No. 23-ranked Wildcats defeated No. 46 Marshall in Huntington, W. Va.
  • Playing without its top player, No. 4 Bruno Agostinelli, the UK men's tennis team failed to make it past the second round of the singles draw in the Southeastern Conference Coaches Indoor Championships at the Boone Tennis Center .
  • The swimming and diving teams cruised past Alabama in a dual meet on Saturday. The Wildcat women dominated the Crimson Tide 182-116 and the men beat Alabama 159-139.
  • And finally, the Wildcats' gymnastics team, despite an improved performance from the first meet, dropped its first match of the year to No. 6 Alabama 195.825-194.075.



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