Women's Basketball

1  A'dia Mathies
A'dia Mathies


Louisville, Ky.

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Mathies Selected 10th Overall by LA Sparks in WNBA Draft

Senior guard is the highest draft pick in school history


Hoops' Season Ends in Elite Eight

Cats first-half cold streak too much to overcome


Kentucky-Connecticut Postgame Notes

Connecticut 83, Kentucky 53


UK Hoops Meets Top-Seeded UConn in Elite Eight

Cats looking for first trip to the Final Four in school history


Hoops Holds Off Delaware, Advances to Regional Final

O'Neill scores 19; Mathies adds 16 points, nine rebounds as Kentucky makes third Elite 8 in four years


Mathies on being drafted, joining L.A. Sparks

A'dia Mathies was selected 10th overall in the WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.


Mathies on Sweet 16, Delaware

Senior guard A'dia Mathies talks about UK's Sweet 16 matchup with Delaware.


Goss, Mathies, Pinkett talk win over Miami (OH)

Goss, Mathies, Pinkett talk win over Miami (OH)


Stallworth, Mathies, Goss on win over Upstate

UK Hoops defeated USC Upstate on Sunday afternoon, 100-34.


Mathies, Walker talks after win over Morehead State

Mathies, Walker talks after win over Morehead State


Hoops vs. Connecticut, 040113

The UK women's basketball falls to UConn in the regional finals.


Hoops vs. Delaware, 033013

The UK women's basketball team defeats Delaware, 69-62, to advance to the Elite Eight


Kentucky vs. Delaware - 03/30/13 - NCAA Tournament

Kentucky vs. Delaware - 03/30/13 - NCAA Tournament


Hoops vs. Dayton, NCAA Tournament, 032613

The UK women's basketball defeats Dayton to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament


Hoops vs. Navy, NCAA Tournament, 032413

The UK women's basketball team defeats Navy in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

casual photo action photoGeneral
Ended career as UK's all-time leader in steals (320), games played (140) and started (139), while ranking second in scoring (2,014), 3-point field goals made (177) and field goals attempted (1,687), third in field goals made (712), free throws made (413) and attempted (590) and ninth in assists (349) ... First player in UK history (men or women) to accumulate over 2,000 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals in a career ... Second UK Hoops player to score 2,000 points and just the fifth Kentucky basketball player (men or women) to reach the mark ... She joins Valerie Still (2,763, 1979-83), Dan Issel (2,138, 1967-70), Kenny "Sky"' Walker (2,080, 1982-86), and Jack "Goose" Givens (2,038, 1974-78) on that elite list ... Chosen as the 10th overall WNBA Draft pick by the Los Angeles Sparks, UK's highest draft pick in school history ... First player to earn back-to-back SEC Player of the Year titles from the league coaches since Seimone Augustus of LSU did it in 2005 and 2006 ... Part of UK's all-time winningest class, compiling an overall 111-30 (.787) record, including a 64-3 (.955) mark at home ... Helped UK claim the 2012 SEC regular-season title, its first time 30 years, advance to the SEC Tournament championship game three times, advanced to the NCAA Tournament a school-record four straight seasons, including three Sweet 16 and three Elite Eight appearances.

• AP SEC Player of the Year (2013 and 2012)
• SEC Player of the Year - (Co-Player 2013 and 2012)
• All-SEC, First team (Coaches and AP) (2013 and 2012)
• AP All-American, Second Team (2013)
• AP All-American, Third Team (2012)
• Full Court All-American, Second Team (2013)
• USBWA All-American (2012) • John R. Wooden Award Finalist (2013 and 2012)
• Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 20 Finalist (2013 and 2012)
• Naismith Trophy Top 30 Finalist (2013 and 2012))
• State Farm Wade Trophy Finalist (2013 and 2012)
• Two-time SEC Player of the Week (1/14-20 and 2/7-10)
• espnW National Player of the Week (2/7-10)
• NetScoutsBasketball.com Player of the Week (1/21-27)
• All-SEC, Second team (Coaches) (2011 and 2010)
• All-SEC, honorable mention (AP) (2011)
• SEC All-Defensive team (2012 and 2011)
• Full Court Press Preseason All-SEC, First team (2011)
• All-SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC, First team (2011)
• Media Preseason All-SEC, Second Team (2011)
• MVP Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic (2010-11)
• Full Court Press Freshman All-American,
Second Team (2010), Third Team (2012)
• Gballmag.com Young All-American (2010)
• SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches) (2010)
• All-SEC Freshman Team * (2010)
• All-SEC Tournament Team (2013, 2012 and 2010)
• Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week (2010)

* - unanimous selection

2012-13 (Senior)
Led Kentucky in scoring (16.1 ppg), 3-point field goals made (73), 3-point percentage (.422) and field goals made (207), second on the team in assists (2.2 apg) and steals (1.9 spg), third in rebounds per game (4.5) in 30.0 minutes per game ... The only player to reach the 500-point plateau (579) ... Reached double figures in 33-of-36 games ... Ranked ninth in the country in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting .422 (73-of-173) percent ... In the NCAA Tournament second round matchup vs. Dayton, she tied her career high with 34 points, leading the Wildcats into the Sweet 16 with an 84-70 victory over the Flyers ... Also set new personal bests with 13 made field goals on 17 attempts (.765) and six 3-pointers on seven attempts (.857)... In SEC play, ranked second in the league in scoring (18.2 ppg) and 3-point FG percentage (.447), third in 3-point field goals made per game (2.4), fifth in free-throw percentage (.810) and eighth in field-goal percentage (.417) ... Helped lead UK to a school-record 30 overall wins, including a school-record tying 13 league wins ... First player to earn back-to-back SEC Player of the Year titles from the league coaches since Seimone Augustus of LSU did it in 2005 and 2006 ... Seven of her eight 20-plus scoring games were against SEC teams - 28 points at Vanderbilt (2/10), 24 vs. Auburn (1/20), 21 vs. Mississippi State (1/17), 23 vs. No. 20/21 Texas A&M (1/10), 20 vs. Florida (1/3), 20 at LSU (2/24) and 20 at Ole Miss (2/28) ... UK's leading scorer in a team-high 18 games ... Averaged a team-high 16.0 ppg and 4.8 rpg vs. 13 ranked teams, including 16.8 ppg in eight wins.

2011-12 (Junior)
SEC Player of the Year (AP and coaches), SEC All-Defensive Team, First-Team All-SEC, SEC All-Tournament Team ... Led the team in scoring, assists, steals and 3-pt FG pct, second on the team in rebs and 3-pt FG ... Averaged 21.0 pts, 5.5 rebs and 2.5 stls in two SEC Tourn. games ... Third in the SEC in scoring (15.0 ppg) ... Reached double figures in scoring in every game but eight ... Fourth in the SEC in 3-pt. FG pct. (.378) and 10th in 3-pt. FG made (1.5 per game) ... Her 2.6 steals/game were fourth in the SEC ... Swiped at least one steal in every game but two ... Had 11 20-pt games ... Had eight pts, seven rebs and four assts vs. UConn ... Scored 15 pts and passed out a career-high tying seven assts vs. Gonzaga ... Scored team-high 21 pts vs. S. Carolina ... Scored team-high 26 pts, passed out five assists and had six steals at Alabama ... Scored team-high 20 pts at Auburn ... Pulled down a career-high tying 10 rebs. at Georgia ... Had a career-high tying three blocks at S. Carolina ... Scored career-high 34 pts. vs. Tennessee, most pts scored by a UK player since 1987 ... Poured in 20 pts. vs. Miss. St. ... Scored team-high 21 pts., including career-high five 3s, and had season-high six assists vs. Arkansas ... Scored 17 pts. at Notre Dame in 21 mins ... Named USBWA Women's Nat'l POW for her performance vs. Duke ... Scored 23 pts. against Duke, hitting four 3s ... Scored 20 pts. vs. Louisville, hitting four 3s ... Had career-high nine steals against Nebraska Omaha, tied for the second most in UK single-game history ... Became 4th-fastest player in UK history (74 games) to reach 1,000 career pts (Southern Miss.) ... Recorded third career double-double vs. Jax St. (18p/10r).

2010-11 (Sophomore)
All-SEC second team (coaches) and All-Defensive team member ... All-SEC honorable mention (AP) ... Started in 33-of-34 games ... Did not start vs. UTC (12/11/10) due to disciplinary reasons ... Moved to UK's starting point guard position in the final 13 minutes of the Georgia game on Jan. 9 ... Led the team in assists (89) ... UK's second-leading scorer (overall and SEC) which ranked ninth in the SEC (12.8 ppg) ... Second on the team and fifth in the SEC in steals (2.1 spg) ... Ranks fourth on UK's career steals per game list (2.383) ... Second on the team in field goal percentage, shooting .433 percent (146-of-337) ... Team's third-leading rebounder with 4.7 rpg ... UK's assist leader and 14th in the SEC (2.6 apg) ... Double-figure points in 51 career games, including 26-of-34 games this season ... Recorded her first career double-double with 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Murray State ... The 26 points marked her eighth career game with 20-plus points ... Scored a go-ahead three-point play with 38.8 seconds to go vs. LSU in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament ... Scored the game-winning lay-up with less than 4.4 seconds in the win over Arkansas ... Recorded 18 points and a team-high four assists and four steals in a season-high 39 minutes vs. No. 4 Tennessee ... Dished out a career-high tying seven assists in the win against Mississippi State in only her second game as the team's floor general ... Named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic after averaging 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two-game event ... Put together her second career double-double against Tennessee Tech with 17 points and 10 rebounds while adding a team-leading six steals and four assists ... Provided a key steal in the final minutes vs. No. 12 Notre Dame in Lexington.

2009-10 (Freshman)
Started in all 36 games, averaging a team-high 32.0 minutes per game ... Team's second-leading scorer with 13.6 points per game ... Scored in double-figures in 26 of UK's 36 games ... Scored in double figures in 11 of 16 SEC games with four 20-point performances against league competition ... UK's first SEC Freshman of the Year and first freshman All-American since Valerie Still in 1980 ... Owns the school freshman record for most steals (93) and ranked second only to UK Hoops legend Valerie Still in points (491)... Ranks among UK's all-time freshmen leaders in 10 categories ... Ranks fifth on UK's single-season steals list with 93 ... Became the 11th player in school history to score at least 32 points in a game when she netted 32 points on 9-of-15 field goals and 12-of-17 free-throw attempts against Liberty in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20/10) ... It marked the most points ever scored by a UK player in the NCAA Tournament ... Averaged 17.5 points in four NCAA Tourney games ... Named to SEC All-Tournament team after averaging 17.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in leading UK to the finals for the first time since 1982 ... Scored a game-high 25 points on 6-of-11 field goals and 11-of-12 free throws to go with five rebounds in UK's 76-65 come-from-behind win over Mississippi State in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament (3/6/10) ... Pulled down at least four rebounds in 30 of 36 games, including the 19-straight to end the season ... Grabbed three or more steals in 18 games ... Made at least one 3-pointer in 21 games ... Ranked third in the SEC in steals (2.6 spg), 11th in scoring (13.6) and 13th in free-throw shooting (69.8 percent) for all games.

High School
UK's first high school All-American since 2004 (Sarah Elliott) ... Rated the 13th-best shooting guard in the nation and the 65th player overall in the Class of 2009 by HoopGurlz.com ... Full Court Press High School All-American ... 2009 Kentucky Miss Basketball ... 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Female High School Athlete of the Year ... Elected Most Valuable Player of the Houchens Industries Girls' Sweet Sixteen championship ... Gatorade Kentucky Girls' Basketball Player of the Year ... Named Louisville Courier-Journal's Sixth Region Player of the Year ... Averaged 17.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.9 steals, 3.8 assists and 1.9 blocks per game as a senior ... Led Iroquois High School to an impressive 33-1 overall record and the Lady Raiders' first state tournament title in 2008-09 ... Coached by Al Northington ... Varsity player since the sixth grade ... Tallied 3,113 career points and 2,583 rebounds while starting at guard seven consecutive seasons ... Iroquois' all-time leading scorer ... Averaged 17.3 points and 11.0 rebounds a game as a junior ... Named to the All-State Tournament Team after averaging 19.2 points, 8.8 boards, 3.5 steals in the 2007 Houchens/KHSAA Girl's Sweet 16 during her sophomore season.

The Cats' Cause
Played Bingo at Kentucky Children's Hospital ... Volunteered at YMCA's Fall Festival ... Participated in Cats Cultivating Character, where student-athletes teach character lessons once a month to third grade students at a local elementary school ... Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God's Pantry BackPack program ... Participated in Beaumont Centre YMCA's Fall Festival ... Volunteered to serve lunch at the Lexington Hope Center.

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