In about an hour UK Hoops will take on Alabama in front of a sold out Memorial Coliseum. The Lady Kats who are 19-2 (8-0) look to extend their record eighth straight conference win to nine over the 10-11 (0-7) Crimson Tide. The Tide have yet to win a conference game, and now they step into a Memorial Coliseum where the UK women have won their last sixteen games, and are 44-2 over the last three seasons.
This team is having a special year and is led by the outstanding play of A’dia Mathies. The Louisville native leads the Cats in every statistical category. She is doing 15.9 points per game, 3.0 steals per game and shoots a team-high .384 percent from the 3-point line.
This is the 37th meeting in the series between Kentucky and Alabama. The Wildcats lead the overall series 21-15, including an 11-5 advantage when the game is played in Lexington. UK has won six straight over Alabama after defeating the Tide last season in Tuscaloosa, 82-69.
UK also will recognize the 1981-82 team at halftime. Thirty years ago, this Wildcat squad posted a 24-8 record en route to UK’s first SEC championship and first appearance in the NCAAâ€ˆTournament. This team has what it takes to do something special like the 82 team. A national title is the goal, and every win will help their seeding heading into March. BBN has done a great job supporting UK Hoops all year and the team will host another great crowd today. Basketball is hummin’ in the Bluegrass, let’s keep it foing.
Go Big Blue.