UK Hoops defeats Syracuse 64-59 to advance to the Sweet 16, Sunday, March 24, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum.
General A quick point guard with an excellent ability to drive or shoot the outside shot ... Was Kentucky's first incoming freshman to earn McDonald's All-America honors ... First player to wear No. 0 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Played for the Puerto Rican National Team in May of 2013 ... O'Neill's mother, Maritza Robles, is full Puerto Rican and her maternal grandmother is a former native of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico which qualified O'Neill to be eligible for its National Team.
SEC Co-6th Player of the Year (2014) All-SEC Second Team (Coaches, 2014) AP All-SEC Honorable Mention (2014) SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 17, 2014) USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week(Dec. 10, 2013) SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 9, 2013) College Sports Madness National Player of the Week(Dec. 9, 2013) espnW National Player of the Week (Dec. 9, 2013) Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team (2013) SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2011) SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 24, 2011)
2013-14 (Redshirt Junior)
Played in all 35 of Kentucky's games with three starts... Led No. 10/11 Kentucky in scoring (12.6 ppg) and 3-point field goals made (55) and second on the team in field goals made (138) and assists (2.8 apg) in 24.0 minutes per game... Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the league's coaches and AP All-SEC honorable mention and SEC Co-6th Player of the Year... Reached double figures in 23-of-35 games this season... Started the season with double-figure scoring games in nine of the first 10 games... Kentucky was 19-4 on the season when she scored 10 or more points ... Led the team with six games of 20 or more points... Has 975 career points and needs 25 more to become the 30th member of UK's 1,000-point club... Ranks sixth on UK's career list for 3-point field goals made with 143 and eighth in career 3-point field goal percentage at .360 percent... Scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting in UK's NCAA Tournament First Round win vs. Wright State (3/22)... Had three straight games with 20-plus points... Game-high 24 points in UK's first ever win over Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena and first in Knoxville since 1985... Team-high 27 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range vs. Ole Miss (2/13)... Recorded 20 points at Florida (2/9)... First player to record three straight 20-point games since A'dia Mathies vs. Arkansas on Jan. 5, 2012 (21), vs. Mississippi State on Jan. 8, 2012 (20) and Tennessee on Jan. 12, 2012 (34)... Earned espnW National Player of the Week, College Sports Madness National Player of the Week, USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week honors after career game vs. Baylor (12/6/13)... Registered a school record 43 points on 14-of-31 shooting in UK's thrilling 4OT win vs. Baylor (12/6/13).
2012-13 (Redshirt Sophomore) Played in 35-of-36 games with 32 starts, including 30 in a row ... Assumed the starting role four games into the season, leading UK to a 27-5 record ... Averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 assists overall in the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team, averaging a team-high 16.0 points in two games ... Scored a team-high 19 points in the Wildcats' 69-62 Sweet 16 victory over Delaware ... Tallied a career-high five steals in the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament first round win over Navy ... Finished third on the team in scoring overall, averaging 10.9 points per game ... Double-digit points in 19 games, including 11-of-16 SEC contests ... Led the team lead in assists (99), averaging 2.8 per game ... Ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (.356) and 3-point field goals made (67) ... Dished out a career-high eight assists vs. No. 20/21 Texas A&M (1/10) ... Made at least two 3s in 19 games, including seven of the last nine games ... Posted a career day against Marist (12/30), pouring in a personal-best 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers.
2011-12 (Sophomore) Did not play due to a stress fracture sustained in her right foot during the preseason which required surgery.
2010-11 (Freshman) Played in 29 games with three starts ... Averaged 5.1 points per game overall and 7.3 points per game in conference play ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Made 24 of her last 26 free-throw attempts, including nine in a row to end the season ... Scored at least three points in seven of the final eight games ... Ranked third on the team in 3-point field goals made (21) and 3-point field goal percentage (.362) ... Hit 34-of-46 free-throw attempts (.739) ... Made a career-high nine of 10 free throws vs. Vanderbilt ... Scored in double figures in four consecutive SEC wins (Miss. State, Florida, Vandy and Ole Miss) ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after coming off the bench to average 12.5 points per game in two SEC wins over Vanderbilt and Florida ... Put together a career night vs. the Gators, netting a career-high 15 points ... Led the Wildcats in their second-half comeback vs. UF by scoring five quick points in the final five minutes to start the key run ... Scored a then career-high 11 points during a season-long 24 minutes of play against Mississippi St., going 2-for-6 from behind the arc and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe ... Came off the bench and scored five points in nine minutes in UK's first SEC win vs. South Carolina ... Scored her first point as a Wildcat against Miami (Ohio), Nov. 14, in Oxford, Ohio ... Made the most of her first career start, recording eight points and a career-high eight rebounds against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
High School A consensus national top-30 player ... Ranked as the nation's 10th best point guard, according to ESPN HoopsGurlz ... Named a McDonald's All-American after leading the Eagles to a No. 8 state ranking with averages of 25.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game ... WBCA Nike All-American ... ESPN HoopGurlz All-Star ... Third-team PARADE Magazine All-American (2010) ... MaxPreps Girls Basketball All-American honorable mention ... The Post's All-Manhattan girls basketball Player of the Year ... NYSSWA All-State second-team (2010) ... New York Daily News' Girls Player of the Year (2009) ... Tabbed a fourth-team All-American by PARADE Magazine and was a fifth-team All-America choice by Street & Smith's Magazine in 2009 after averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 assists per game ... Earned first-team all-state honors in Class AA in 2008-09 after leading St. Michael's to its first Federation championship title ... Named Tournament MVP after pouring in 22 points in the CHSAA state `AA' title game and hitting four clutch free throws in the Class AA semifinals in the final 1:01 to lift her squad to a 50-46 win ... Netted a game-high 13 points in the state Federation championship game for the Eagles ... Member of the student council.
The Cats' Cause Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God's Pantry BackPack program.