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UK Hoops Wins 13th Straight

(AP Photo/Jason Harless)

The 6th ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team was able to survive their first SEC road test and defeat Alabama 87-70. The Cats are now 14-1 and 2-0 in the SEC. UK was paced by their dominating post presence of Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth who both finished with double-doubles. Defending SEC Player of the Year A’dia Mathies also chipped in with 17 points, all in the second half and 15 of them from behind the arc.

Every time the Cats play the Tide it’s bound to be an ugly, ugly game. After splitting the season series a year ago, UK got off to a shaky start in which they couldn’t find a way to seperate themselves from Bama. The Wildcats used a huge second half to seal the deal at the end, behind strong performances from their upperclassmen. Kentucky wasn’t able to turn Alabama over as much as they would have hoped, and ended up losing the turnover battle for the first time in a long time. Fouling was a huge issue today, as Stallworth, Mathies, Walker, and O’Neill all had to sit on the bench extensive minutes due to their physicality, and was a big reason for Kentucky’s slow start.

Kentucky will hit the court again on Thursday night, as they set their eyes on the school record home winning streak of 31. The Cats will face the Texas A&M Aggies, a team who is two years removed from a national championship run. Make sure to be there at Memorial Coliseum at 6…this team is worth it. For all your UK Hoops needs….follow @WilderTreadKSR on Twitter…you won’t regret it.

Article written by Wilder Treadway

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8 Comments for UK Hoops Wins 13th Straight



  1. Gypsy Robyn
    5:12 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    Good job UKHoops! Any word on Bishop’s injury/concussion?



  2. Bubba Earl
    5:33 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    Great job ladies! We are proud, all the way!!!!



  3. Wilder Treadway
    5:41 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    I’m not sure…I don’t think it’s too bad from what I’ve heard, hopefully she’ll be okay.



  4. LeX
    5:45 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    Lol. Dont care.



  5. Ujest
    6:10 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    Go Hoops!



  6. go go ladies
    9:09 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    this is great! I think they can make final four if not put in same braket as that big man that plays for baylor



  7. get the ball rolling
    9:13 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    UK ATHLETICS IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!! CATS, LADY CATS, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, VOLLEYBALL, SOFTBALL… AND THE CHEERLEADERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS TOO!!!



  8. this team is great
    9:14 pm January 6, 2013 Permalink

    hope the fans get behind this team