Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

No. 9/8 UK Hoops Travels to No. 7/6 Louisville

KY WOMEN BASKETBALL 300LEXINGTON, KY (11/30/12) – The 49th “Battle of the Bluegrass” is set to showcase two of the nation’s top women’s basketball teams when No. 9/8 Kentucky takes on No. 7/6 Louisville on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. The game will be televised live on ESPNU at 6 p.m. ET and will be available on ESPNWatch.
 
The game also can be heard on the UK IMG Sports Radio Network with Neil Price calling the action. Fans can follow the UK Hoops team on Twitter at @UKHoopCats and use #UKHoops to comment on the game.
 
“Tough game ahead here against the University of Louisville,” UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell said. “They have an outstanding basketball team this season and we are looking forward to having a chance to go see how we stack up and how much progress we have made over the past couple of weeks. It ought to be a good game and tough matchup for us and we will have to work hard to earn a victory at Louisville.”
 
Sunday marks the 49th matchup between the squads but the first meeting with both teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. The Cats lead the overall series 30-18, but trail 13-9 when playing in Louisville. UK’s last win in Louisville was Jan. 20, 1999 (69-56) in Freedom Hall.
 
The home team has won in each of the last four meetings and the last five games have been decided by an average of 22.2 points per game. The last time this rivalry was decided by single digits was in 2006 when the Cardinals won by eight points (83-75). UK won last year’s game 74-54 in Lexington. The 20-point margin of victory marked the largest margin of victory over a top 10 opponent in program history.
 
“I would suspect that this is going to be a really tough game, a really competitive game and we will certainly be trying to prepare today and tomorrow for Louisville to play their best and I’m sure they are doing the same thing,” Mitchell said.”
 
The Wildcats are 5-1 overall and looking to keep their four-game winning streak alive after defeating Miami University on Wednesday (92-53).
 
Senior All-America candidate and Louisville, Ky., native A’dia Mathies is leading the Wildcats’ charge this season. She averages a team-high 14.5 points per game and tops the team in assists (20), steals (16) and 3-pointers made (14). She has climbed to No. 7 on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,522 career points and is tied for fifth on the steals list with 267. Junior forward Samarie Walker (West Carrollton, Ohio) is the team’s leading rebounder with 8.0 boards per game, while fellow junior forward DeNesha Stallworth (Richmond, Calif.) has swatted a team-best 11 blocks this season.
 
Louisville is 8-0 this season after a decisive 76-42 win over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday night. The Cardinals were led by sisters Shoni Schimmel and Jude Schimmel with 12 points apiece. Monique Reid followed with 11 points and Sara Hammond pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
 
Overall, Shoni Schimmel leads the Cardinals in scoring (13.3 ppg), assists (4.3), steals (2.1) and 3-point field goals made (19). Hammond follows her in the scoring column with 10.9 ppg and pulls down a team-best 8.1 rebounds per game.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Teams Race to Benefit Hopkins County Schools PBIS

MADISONVILLE, Ky. ― Sixteen teams took part in the second annual Madisonville is an Adventure Race this morning, Sept.… Read More

My Kentucky Roads - Twin Maples Farm in Anton

WESTERN KENTUCKY (9/19/14) — Sitting on 100 acres off Maloney Lane in Anton, Twin Maples Farm was first developed in… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5955

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 16, 2014 4554

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 19, 2014 3727

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 17, 2014 3399

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3226

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3226

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2325

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 17, 2014 2001

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1762

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1645

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 19, 2014 655

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 19, 2014 571

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 18, 2014 559

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 399

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway
September 18, 2014 368

Bearcats Return to Owensboro for…

in Top Stories by Kayla Cruse

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5955

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 16, 2014 4554

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 3399

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 1455

Muhlenberg Job Corps Support is 'Written…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 16, 2014 1413

Former 1977 Graduates Speaks at…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06