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Watch UK Hoops take on Baylor RIGHT now on ESPN2

(This was ESPN’s homepage earlier today)

If you’re like me, and you can’t be in Atlanta with Fake Barney to pass the time until the UK/Duke game tonight, you can get through the next few hours by taking in the UK women’s basketball team’s huge game against #1 ranked/defending national champion Baylor. The UK Hoops team squares off against the Bears on ESPN2 starting right now (6:00 p.m.). The game is part of the State Farm Tip-off, the opening game of the women’s basketball season. Kentucky women’s basketball finds itself in the ultimate spotlight for the first time in the program’s history.

ESPN had a great article today (the one featured in the picture above) about how Matthew Mitchell’s team is poised to take the next step in the world of women’s college basketball.

“We want to make this season better than any season we’ve had before,” Kentucky senior guard A’dia Mathies said. “We want to win another SEC championship, make it to the Final Four, hopefully win a national championship. I think we’ve got all the pieces to the puzzle.”

Kentucky will find out exactly where they stand in tonight’s match-up with Baylor, who rolled through all of last year’s season undefeated en route to a national title. Baylor returns a bulk of their line-up, including Brittney Griner, one of the most intriguing and dominating forces to come through the women’s game in quite some time. The game tonight will prove to be a great test and a good measuring stick for the Wildcats to see where they stand now, and where they need to be in order to achieve the lofty goals and expectations they have for themselves.

Following two elite 8 appearances in 3 years, and 3 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, Mitchell has the program and his players hungry to take things a step further. Kentucky women’s basketball has already burst onto the scene as one of the top programs in the country, which is part of the reason they were selected for the spotlight event tonight. But Mitchell knows it’s one thing to become a factor in the national championship picture, and another to actually get there. As Mathies stated before, the pieces are in place. And the messages and goals are not so subtly evident around the UK facilities, serving as a daily reminder to the players of exactly where they want to take this thing.

There’s a glass-enclosed trophy case next to the Kentucky women’s basketball office. In the middle, a big blue pedestal with the UK logo on it and a small sign on top mark the unused space that reads “Reserved for the National Championship.”

Downstairs, next to the locker room, a large banner by the door displays the logo for the 2013 Women’s Final Four in New Orleans. Get the hint? It’s not that subtle.

Tonight is a crucial first step for the Wildcats, on the biggest stage for women’s basketball for the country to see. “We are still trying to become what we think we can become,” Mitchell said. “We are going to dare to be our best. And that sounds like a simple concept, but if we keep the focus here, it’s very effective.”

Good luck to the UK Hoops team as they take on Baylor RIGHT now on ESPN2. Use the comment section to discuss the game amongst yourselves if you so choose. Go Cats.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

44 Comments for Watch UK Hoops take on Baylor RIGHT now on ESPN2

  1. Terrance
    6:05 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Cool. What about that Duke game later tonight?

  2. bdown
    6:23 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    If you go to ESPN2 click info on your remote, the description of the game is how UK MEN’S team beat Baylor in the elite 8 lol

  3. motodog
    6:27 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    whoa…anyone have a link?

  4. Heartbreaking
    6:35 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    All I can say to these comments is, God forgive us all. How this became the “norm”
    for Kentucky sports fans, is the fault of all of us who are older, who allowed money,
    sex, greed and selfishness to take the place of morality and decency in our families.
    Again, God forgive us. These posts make me ashamed that this is what professional
    sports writers and the fans of other teams see, when they hear about “Kentucky
    Sports Radio”.

  5. blue in bama
    6:40 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s go Lady Cats. Make us proud tonight!!!!!

  6. Head Bussa
    6:40 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Ladies are getting smoked right now. Adia flat-out needs to be more selfish on offense and they need to take care of the freakin’ ball. They’ve been throwing it all over the court — and not to their teammates.

  7. Truth
    6:41 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    They are all more manly than Ryan Harrow.

  8. Head Bussa
    6:42 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    4 – Lighten up.

  9. Head Bussa
    6:43 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    7 — But Ryan gets more lovin’ than you could ever dream of.

  10. Badams
    6:44 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Brittany Griner just make its too hard, there will never be another player like her bc of her size. Baylor will probably go undefeated again. Just hope we don’t look to bad and learn from this game.

  11. Badams
    6:44 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    And as usual, we can’t hit shots

  12. Jimmy Hotsauce
    6:47 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Our girls are gettin WORKED in every aspect of the game

    KSR comment section is horrible to read. Not sure how many of these comments can be attributed to trolls under fake fan names but I’m sure not all are fakes. Which is pretty pathetic

  13. Chris
    6:48 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Baylor is just way to good. If they play their best no one will be within 20 points of them this year.

  14. Are You Serious?
    6:51 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #7-Now, THAT is a laughable post. When you, of all people, question someone’s manhood? Give us a freakin’ break.

  15. Truth
    6:53 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I make jokes about others because I am a weak, shallow, empty excuse for a human being. Now, THAT is some Truth…

  16. clevelandsteamer
    6:54 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Griner? would.

  17. Isaac in Long Beach
    6:55 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    7- What in the hell are you talking about!?

  18. Isaac in Long Beach
    6:56 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry, that should have been @ 4. 4, what in the HELL are you talking about?!

  19. WenttoDukeWithMatt
    6:58 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt rooted for the duke basketball team when he was a student there. That is a fact.

  20. DT in DC
    6:59 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    46-19 with 1 minute to go in the first half. Wow.

  21. SantaClauseeee
    6:59 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    4- What are you talking about? I don’t see one comment that would warrant such a response. You’re too old for the internet.

  22. rawromgmoo
    7:03 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    ah yes, getting my comment deleted for stating that the info for the women’s game on Insight is wrong and is actually about the men’s team instead. Usual KSR

  23. Mike
    7:07 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Think maybe the lady Kats a little consumed with their preseason press??…it is blowout city!!…hope the men can handle the big stage better tonight.

  24. UK Wildcat
    7:11 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    46-19 at the half.

    Brittney Griner: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

    A’dia Mathies: 2-13 from the floor.

    Kentucky shooting 20.6% (7-34)

    Baylor shooting 62.1% (18-29)

    Baylor seems like Kentucky’s mens team from last year, with the most obvious comparison being drawn between Britney Griner and Anthony Davis.

  25. 3 fan
    7:11 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Just deleting everything huh? Maybe make the site a registered commenters only site would straighten it up?

  26. Donny Berger
    7:14 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    #)18 LOL, thats what i was wondering?

  27. Breal
    7:18 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I would rather take a sh!t at a rest stop,than hear Bob Knight call a game.

  28. Well Done!
    7:20 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    A bit graphic #27, but you are right on the money! Great post…

  29. Mike
    7:23 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Lady Kats can’t score, can’t defend, can’t rebound, and this is our team that is a possible Final contender??….down by 33 beginning 2nd half.

  30. UK Wildcatd
    7:31 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    At one point in the first half Baylor went on a 37-4 run.


  31. Dballz
    7:31 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Bob Knight is drinking urine again, damn he is a sick bastard.

  32. UK Wildcatd
    7:32 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink


    Drunk math.

  33. Flippy23
    7:39 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    My god…..Baylor should be playing our men’s team…….they are just beating our poor women’s team to death…..never even in the same universe as Baylor…..

  34. Flippy23
    7:40 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    That Griner guy is really good !!

  35. Breal
    7:46 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Is that Juwanna Mann playing for Baylor

  36. Big O
    7:55 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Hold the ELITE status! Maybe Mitchell should worry more about coaching and less about dancing. Embarrassing!

  37. Can we dispense with this PC garbage of calling the women’s team “UK Hoops”? Since when are the men not “UK Hoops”? Call them the Lady Kats!!!

  38. The ladies, that is!

  39. RYNO
    8:13 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    12) I hate KSR comment section. That’s why I click on it and feel compelled to comment on it!

  40. RYNO
    8:15 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    4) God hates KSR for sure. The demons in my head told me so.

  41. truth
    8:27 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Most of the lesbos on the uk hoops team are terrible.

  42. mashburnfan1
    8:34 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    they did not play well for sure but this team is better than what they showed today. picked a bad day to play poorly against the best team in the country at their home. Our team will be ok, they need to forget about this and move on and hopefully meet Baylor again in the tourney and prove themselves worthy. they can play with this team if we play great and maybe need baylor to be a little off their game.

  43. RealCatsFan
    9:01 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    Well, it doesn’t make it any easier when Baylor has a 6’8″ dude playing for them.

  44. Britney's massive dong
    9:23 pm November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll be hanging out with the girls in the locker room after the game…