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A’dia Mathies’ Sunday News And Views

 

On a day when the UK Hoops team reached their 3rd Elite Eight appearance in the last 4 years, A’dia Mathies also etched her name into UK history by becoming the 2nd women’s player to join the 2,000 point club at Kentucky. Mathies joins Valerie Still (2,763), Dan Issel (2,138), Kenny Walker (2,080), and Jack Givens (2,038) as the only 5 players to do so in men’s or women’s. Mathies scored 16 points tonight following her 34-point performance against Dayton she did Jordan-style suffering from flu-like symptoms. A’dia has been in the top 2 in scoring for the Wildcats all 4 years of her career, and the leading scorer her junior and senior seasons. Twice she’s been the SEC’s Player of the Year and has led Kentucky to 3 Elite Eights in her 4 year career. Congratulations, A’dia!

 

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uk-logoThe UK Hoops team advanced to their 2nd consecutive Elite Eight today, defeating Delaware, 69-62 in the Sweet 16. The Wildcats took control early in the game, taking a 14-point halftime lead before Delaware clawed back to within one possession. With UK up 62-60, Kastine Evans drilled a crucial three to stall Delaware’s momentum, the ‘Cats finished strong and lived to see another game. That game will be against the same Elite Eight opponent as last year in the UCONN Huskies. Connecticut ended the Wildcats’ season last year, 80-65 in the round of 8 and will be making their 8th consecutive trip to the Elite Eight. The game will nationally televised on ESPN at 7:30 Monday night, don’t make any plans.

 

Syracuse and Wichita State both punched their tickets to the Final Four in Atlanta tonight. 4th seeded Syracuse cruised to a 55-39 win over Marquette, a scoring output by the Golden Eagles that tied the record for fewest points in an Elite Eight game. I’d like to think of that as the beginning of the bad karma finally coming back around to bite them after Dwyane Wade happened in 2003. Wichita State upset 2nd-seeded Ohio State 70-66 and advanced to the school’s 2nd Final Four, a mere 48 years after the first one. The Shockers are also the first Missouri Valley Conference team in the Final Four since 1979, when Indiana State and Larry Bird made it to the championship game. Wichita also plays the winner of Louisville and Duke, which means that come Saturday night the Shockers may gain a few BBN fans.

 

uk-logoThe UK baseball team dropped the 2nd game of a 3-game series with Georgia today, 7-6, with the rubber match set to come tomorrow at 1pm at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The win was the Bulldogs’ first in 8 SEC games. Kentucky fell behind late 7-3 and plated 3 runs in the 8th inning to make the game exciting, but missed chances proved to be too much and a J.T. Riddle double off the wall in the 9th inning fell just feet from tying the game, as the team couldn’t capitalize. Sunday starter Corey Littrell will be on the mound to try and take the series for the Wildcats. In the last 2 seasons, Littrell is 7-0 with a 1.85 ERA in 10 series deciding games.

 

Slow news day today, only 5 more games in March Madness left and by this time next week we will know which 2 teams will be battling it out for the national championship next Monday. I’m gonna go keep hitting refresh on Twitter until “Andrew Wiggins Commits To Kentucky” pops up on my screen, good night. 

 

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

28 Comments for A’dia Mathies’ Sunday News And Views



  1. Homer Simpson
    11:32 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Borrring…



  2. dave
    11:44 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    how is an elite 8 finish bad luck/karma for marquette? youre kidding?



  3. Way to go ladies!
    11:46 pm March 30, 2013 Permalink

    Hoops! Hoops! Hoops! To the Final Four Baby!!!



  4. springgame
    12:00 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Gunna be funny when all the hi hopes for footballeven tho nothing will change. Get ready for a new coach in exactly 1095 days. Ha. Ha. Ha. Spring game with same loser players=sake boring game. We need fireworks to add some excitingment.



  5. theSkinny81
    12:03 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    4 – Holy shit, that was barely even English. I guess we weren’t supposed to take you seriously, obviously.



  6. Buckets
    12:07 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t follow women’s basketball but big ups to A’dia on a huge career milestone in joining the 2,000-points club. That’s select company and a tremendous accomplishment. Much respect due. Good luck against UConn, ladies!



  7. springgame uofl
    4:12 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    gunna be funny because theres no more fatboy coach waddling along the sideline,coach hurtt. the only one left is that moron coach charlie strong who can barely read off a cue card about is love for rally burgers.



  8. Will Totten
    7:19 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    2. Obviously kidding, but I was referring to them putting on the worst offensive performance in E8 history



  9. Putant de merde
    7:40 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Never thought I’d say this, but I hope Duke wins!



  10. Licamo catzo
    7:41 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Would love WS to win it all.



  11. Fica in coulo
    7:42 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone but UL!



  12. Filio de putana
    7:43 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Michigan or UF should win it all.



  13. Sta Minchia
    7:45 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Wish both UL and Duke get disqualified.



  14. Jarute Meepal
    7:46 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Me thanking you very much. Now take the broom from he broom closet.



  15. Mo me yet
    7:47 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I will jump off a bridge if UL wins!



  16. Putana lorda
    7:48 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a very dirty girl!



  17. Disgraziato
    7:49 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    It would be a disgrace if Loserville won.



  18. Master Bater
    7:53 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I wanna bate someone in an arguement.



  19. Blue balls
    7:54 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    Is it october yet!



  20. Sta putsa troya
    7:56 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I smell something



  21. Dz4uk
    8:31 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    I think A’dia is hot! Btw follow her on twitter show her some love



  22. Uk4life
    8:41 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    UofL IS the best team this year. Shouldn’t the best team win? The BBN thought that last year.



  23. Randy
    8:51 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    A Wiggins (Nick) in the final four. Their may be two in the final four next Year. nick and Andrew.



  24. rj
    9:20 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    22. if you go by the teams in it this year, thats not saying much.



  25. lonnieb
    9:44 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    UL may be playing the best right now but their is no.”BEST TEAM” this year like last year. The best team does not lose 3 straight at any point during season. the whole basketball scene is weak this year so Louisville has a shot to win it because they are one of the better teams in a mediocre college basketball season.



  26. Your Clue
    10:00 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    A’dia Mathies is going to be to the WNBA what Vinny “The Microwave” Johnson was to the NBA. A heady player that heats up quick and has the will to win. If you need a CLUE as to what she’ll be at the next level, look to the MICROWAVE.



  27. Sammydog
    10:26 am March 31, 2013 Permalink

    The cards have had a very easy path so far to the final 4. Today is actually the championship game. The winner will be national Champ. Others in the final four will not contend.



  28. UK Mens Hoops, 2014 NCAA Champions!
    3:46 pm March 31, 2013 Permalink

    UK Woman’s Hoops is having another great year! That being said, why are the NCAA Tournament games not on 98.1 FM? I know it’s on 630 AM, but the sound quality and the signal strength is horrible. It would be nice to be able to hear the games. Atleast the Sweet 16 / Elite 8 games and further could be broadcast?