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Matthew Mitchell Doesn’t Care About Your Home Winning Streak

 

 

The KSR College site officially launches on Monday, but the writers are already getting work in. Adam Schilt wrote last night on the impressive win by the UK Hoops team on the road at Georgia and what it might mean for a potential SEC title. KSR College will be THE place to follow UK Hoops for the rest of the season and you can read more of the writing from the youngsters at this site.

The UGA Lady Bulldogs once had a home winning streak. In fact, Georgia had put together a quite impressive string of wins within the friendly confines of Stegeman Coliseum that dated back to February of last year. Someone forgot to inform Matthew Mitchell, however, that 15th ranked Georgia isn’t supposed to lose at home before he dougied in for UK Hoops’ huge showdown in Athens. Using a balanced attack and general awesomeness, the Cats were able to mount a comeback and maintain their unbeaten record in SEC play, 69-64.

The biggest story of the night for the Lady Cats was the play of Samarie Walker, a transfer from mighty UConn, who had her first real breakout game since she joined the team on the court last month after sitting out the team’s first several games. Walker racked up 18 points and 9 rebounds on 8-10 shooting, while recording only 20 minutes of play. Big Blue Nation has waited for a performance like this from Walker, who certainly lived up to the hype against the Bulldogs in a game where UK could not depend solely on junior A’dia Mathies, who scored a modest 7 points two games after her career-high 34-point performance against the Fighting Pat Summits.

Other Notes from the Big UK Victory:

Bria Goss also had what was probably her best performance of the season, knocking down three of Kentucky’s six shots from downtown and dropping a game-high 22 points.

Kentucky outscored UGA 34-0 in bench points. This is one of the deepest teams I have ever seen, all genders aside.

UK managed to win despite forcing Georgia into only 14 turnovers, while committing 16 of their own. And yes, 14 is a very low number for this Wildcat defense. It’s nice to see that the Cats can win even if the defense is unable to record a school record in turnovers every game.

A’dia Mathies still led the team when it mattered most, driving in the lane for a layup that sealed the win at the end of the game. If you’ve yet to make the trip to Memorial to see her play in person, you’re missing out. She’s a special player.

UK Hoops will take on Florida at 2 pm Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Come out and support. Let’s get that SEC title.

Go Cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article written by Matt Jones

22 Comments for Matthew Mitchell Doesn’t Care About Your Home Winning Streak



  1. HOO HOO
    8:02 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    In 2012, the Hoosiers don’t care about Cal’s home win streak…HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS



  2. Kevin
    8:09 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    1. Get over yourself. IU had a nice little streak this year, but now reality has set in; they are losers of three straight.



  3. emlang08
    8:13 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    #1, Hoo Hoo, The UK vs IU contract expired immediately after the 2011 game ended. If the series is renewed, it will more than likely be on neutral courts. I am afraid your 2012 aspirations will not come true



  4. Shoot yahoo
    8:20 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Hey KSR college don’t you know Barstool U already exist. Way to completely rip off barstool sports. Wait til El Pres finds out, he’s gonna be pissed!



  5. John
    8:27 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Derek Willis name on facebook is “Derek D-Will Willis.” I predict with a name like that, he is going to UL. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001201959812&ref=ffl



  6. Matt
    8:35 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Hey MJ, how was yo date last night, Tiger?



  7. T.J.
    8:37 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    1- I will admit, it takes a lot of guts to still talk trash after losing to Nebraska. But then again, it does also require a great deal of ignorance. By the way, if beating us means that you are a better team, then does that mean that Nebraska is better than you? What about Minnesota? You lost by 17 to OSU who is ranked BEHIND UK. 17?!



  8. Don
    8:50 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    16-5 vs Indiana since 1990 LMFAO.

    There is not one other “major program” that can be named that has been more irrelevant than the Hoosiers this past decade.

    We own them like we own Loserville.



  9. Don
    8:56 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    11-5 vs Bama since 2000, including 6 of the last 7 meetings – the only loss was a 2 pt loss 2011. Historically, the games are close and Bama has only won 2 games in Rupp arena in the past 22 years.

    Bama is the worst 3 pt shhoting team in Conference I believe, so I’m looking at a score of like UK – 67 * BAMA – 54



  10. UK Rifle >>>> WVU Rifle
    9:00 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    MATT JONES : will KSR be at the game Sunday?

    This really was a good game and ESPN blew it by not covering it. Huge win for the ladies in nailing down the SEC east and possibly the whole conference. Next 4 we should be favored until we hit the 3 game road trip to LSU, UT, and Bama. Gymnastics vs Gators tonight in Memorial, undefeated UK Rifle vs TCU tomorrow, UK MBB vs Tide in Rupp, and UK WBB vs Gators in Memorial on Sunday. Good weekend for BBN to show up and cheer of their teams!



  11. Jenny Craig Pitino
    9:01 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Will UT come after Mitchell after Summitt retires this year?



  12. Random Nibbler
    9:35 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    I really enjoy watching this team play. I thought I didn’t like women’s bball, but it was just bad women’s bball I didn’t like. These chickens can hoop!!



  13. catcrawler
    9:52 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    NEED SEC TITLES from the MEN and WOMEN !!



  14. Blueballn
    10:05 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Can you just walk in at game time and buy good seats?



  15. Shoot yahoo
    10:07 am January 20, 2012 Permalink


  16. Jeff Garlin
    10:32 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, update us on the uncensered podcast. I’ll pay $10 if it helps getting it up quicker.



  17. You Can Call Me Cal
    11:35 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    good post. keep this kid coming back



  18. jpgott2
    12:43 pm January 20, 2012 Permalink

    I love everything about this team, and everything about Coach Mitchell.. Keep it up, ladies!



  19. UK Rifle >>>> WVU Rifle
    1:47 pm January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Jenny Craig Pitino, Lets hope UK learned its lesson the first time! Pat was supposed to come to UK as their head coach, but UK would not pony up 100 bucks to help here move, so she took the job at Tennessee. Sad, but true story.

    Blueballn, Season tickets were SOLD OUT before the season started, but there is still general seating available. I think tickets are 7 bucks each.



  20. blueswade
    2:26 pm January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Should be no reason for Mitchell to go to UT.
    They may have a winning tradition, but it’s not like UT has a huge fan
    following at all of their games. He has taken UK from an ‘also-ran’ to
    a powerhouse in just a few short years. Once Pat Summit moves on, UK can
    be at the top of the SEC year in and year out. Why leave?



  21. catty
    8:34 pm January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Nice article and recap of the game. The Hoops team is fun to watch. And Matthew Mitchell is awesome. Check out his show on Sundays.



  22. Uk hoops is legit
    11:34 pm January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Keyla snowden is awesome for this team! She can drain threes and hustles her tail off like MKG.