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UK Hoops Drops One Spot in AP Poll to No. 12

(Eddie Justice | UK Athletics)

(Eddie Justice | UK Athletics)

With an impressive win over No. 12 Texas A&M in Memorial Colisuem followed up by a disappointing loss on the road to LSU, the Kentucky women’s basketball team (15-3) dropped one spot to No. 12 in the latest AP poll.

The ladies earned a 22-point victory against the Aggies – who were without their star player, Chennedy Carter, due to injury – but couldn’t build off that momentum when they visited Baton Rouge on Sunday. The ‘Cats battled through their worst shooting slump of the season and narrowly came back from 18 points down to beat the Tigers, but the comeback effort was too little too late.

Despite all of that, it’s not shocking to see Kentucky drop just one spot. They were EXCELLENT in the second half of the win over Texas A&M. Even though the Aggies didn’t have Carter, Kentucky was playing near the top of its game. Unfortunately, that effort didn’t travel with them against LSU.

Joining the ‘Cats out of the SEC in the top-25 are some familiar names. Obviously, A&M didn’t fall too far, dropping just three spots to No. 15.

South Carolina (who rocked UK by 27 points earlier in the year) remains at No. 1 in the country while Mississippi State jumped up a spot, coming in at No. 9. Kentucky will face MSU at home on Feb. 16.

The Tennessee Volunteers, who lost to Kentucky by four, slid up by one spot to No. 22.

Kentucky will actually take a seven-day break before they play another game. They host Auburn on Jan. 27 in Lexington at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

1 Comment for UK Hoops Drops One Spot in AP Poll to No. 12

  1. JASUN74
    3:28 am January 21, 2020 Permalink

    Guys this girls team is for real. The LSU game was the worst game this year as far as shooting, but wow they were down almost 20 points in the 4th and came soooooo close to pulling off the comeback. Even when they were having a horrible shooting nightmare of a game they never quit one time and still believed they were going to win. The almost did!!

    I talk a lot about our Men’s Basketball and Football teams as they deserve it, but these girls may be the funnest team of the all to watch! Especially if Howard is on!! OMG she is amazing, Enough that she could play for quite a few Men’s teams and actually play, she’s that good.

    For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to watch them this year, I beg you to check them out, I guarantee you’ll forget about the whole Girls Basketball Isn’t as exciting as men’s thing and have a ball watching them play. Ball, Hahahaha!!

    Anyway be sure to catch a game or games because they have a legitimate chance to do something special this year. They certainly Will have their hands full with teams like South Carolina and Mississippi State the rest of the season and in the SEC TOURNAMENT, but on any given night these girl could score 100 on some team and they play as hard on defense they could hold some good teams to 40. I love them. Go Lady Cats!!! Soo fun to watch I’m telling you!

    Did I mention they’re fun to watch play. Hehe. Seriously, they are worth the time and I’m getting some tickets in a few weeks to watch them in person myself. Thanks my Big Blue Brothers and Sisters