Cats Meet Georgetown Hoyas in SEC/BIG EAST Showdown
Kentucky (6-0) vs. Georgetown (4-2)Thursday, Dec. 8 - 7:00 p.m. ET
- Lexington, Ky.
(Live - UPN Channel 5 on Insight in Lexington
Coming off a resounding win over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday, Kentucky looks to continue its winning ways when it meets the Georgetown Hoyas in its second game in three days. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 8 in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be carried live on the Big Blue Sports Network television and radio. The first 200 fans through the turnstiles will receive a Mickie DeMoss bobblehead doll.
Single-game tickets are available in the ticket office in Memorial Coliseum for $5 adults/$2 senior citizens and children ages 18 and under. UK students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid identification based on availability. For ticket information, log on to ukathleti.com or call the UK ticket office at 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-CATS (2287).
Thursday is a regionally televised game on the Big Blue Sports Network. The game will be available on the following channels: UPN, which is Insight Cable Channel 5 in Lexington; Adelphia Cable Channel 99 in Central Kentucky; WKYT's digital channel 27.2; and the Fox Sports South viewing area (Insight Cable Channel 52 in Lexington), excluding the state of Tennessee.
The Wildcats are 6-0 for the first time since 1984-85 and are looking to extend their win streak to seven games for the first time since the 1982-83 season. The Cats smashed the school record and tied the NCAA record for blocked shots in a game with 19 swats in their 71-40 victory over the Aggies. Sophomore center Sarah Elliott (McKee, Ky.) tied the individual school record with six blocks vs. North Carolina A&T.
“We are looking forward to playing Georgetown tomorrow,” UK Coach Mickie DeMoss said. “They are a solid team that is in the rebuilding process with a second-year coach. Playing two games in three days like this will help us down the road in preparing for tournament situations.”
Junior guard Jenny Pfeiffer (North Vernon, Ind.) leads two Wildcats in double-figure scoring, averaging 11.5 points per game. Sophomore Samantha Mahoney (Detroit) follows with 10.8 ppg, while sophomore forward/center Eleia Roddy (Columbus, Ohio) is UK’s leader on the boards with 7.7 rebounds per game.
This is the second meeting all-time between the Wildcats and Hoyas. Kentucky leads the all-time series 1-0 after an 87-82 victory over Georgetown on Nov. 27, 1993. The Cats are 64-25 against the current alignment of GU’s BIG EAST Conference.
Georgetown is 4-2 this season after capturing a 59-44 victory over Appalachian State last week. Forward Kieraah Marlow leads the way for the Hoyas, averaging 14.3 ppg as one of three players averaging double-figure point totals. Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy is in her second season with the Hoyas after serving as an assistant at SEC foe Georgia from 1996-2002.
Nine UK Hoops Games To Be Televised
“We are really thrilled that we have nine games on television this season,” UK Coach Mickie DeMoss said. “This is great for our program in so many ways and it gives our fans, not only in Lexington but all over the Southeast, an opportunity to see us play.”
The Big Blue Sports Network will show four games - two regular season non-conference games and two SEC games - on its network of statewide affiliates. The games are: Dec. 8 vs. Georgetown, Dec. 28 vs. Louisville (Rupp Arena), Jan. 8 vs. South Carolina, Jan. 26 vs. Tennessee (Rupp Arena). The Feb. 26 vs. Alabama on FSN South will also be shown on BBSN.
FSN South will broadcast five games - one regular season non-conference game and four SEC games - Dec. 18 vs. LSU, Jan. 15 vs. Georgia Tech (Russell Athletic Shootout), Feb. 5 vs. Florida, Feb. 12 at Arkansas and Feb. 26 vs. Alabama (Rupp Arena).
Kentucky’s 2005-06 Televised Games
Date Opponent Time Network Dec. 8 vs. Georgetown 7 p.m. BBSN Dec. 18 vs. LSU 1 p.m. FSNS Dec. 28 vs. Louisville (Rupp Arena) 7 p.m. BBSN Jan. 15 at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. FSNS Jan. 19 vs. Auburn (Rupp Arena) 7 p.m. BBSN Jan. 26 vs. Tennessee (Rupp Arena) 7 p.m. BBSN Feb. 5 vs. Florida 12 p.m. FSNS Feb. 12 at Arkansas 3 p.m. FSNS Feb. 26 vs. Alabama (Rupp Arena) Senior Day 1 p.m. FSNS/BBSN