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June 29, 2020

UK WBB’s Deasia Merrill to transfer

Drew Franklin 3:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20 Comments Disabled

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The Kentucky women’s basketball team lost some of its help inside with the transfer of Deasia Merrill. A four-star prospect in ESPN’s Class of 2019 rankings, Merrill signed with the Wildcats out of Villa Rica, Georgia, over opportunities at Duke, Pittsburgh, Miami, NC State, Rutgers, St. John’s, Virginia, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech. However, once…

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June 27, 2020

Mathew Mitchell Recovering from Successful Brain Surgery

Nick Roush 4:59pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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Kentucky’s women’s basketball coach is recovering from brain surgery. Matthew Mitchell’s wife, Jenna, revealed in a Facebook post that her husband recently went under the knife at UK Hospital after blood was discovered on his brain. “About four months ago he fell and suffered a concussion, was not well for a couple of weeks, then…

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June 21, 2020

UK Hoops’ Rhyne Howard Could Be America’s Best Player in 2021

Alex Weber 3:00pm June 21, 2020 6/21/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s best basketball player since Anthony Davis is entering her junior season. Coming off a consensus first-team All-American selection as a sophomore, 6-foot-2 superstar wing Rhyne Howard enters her third season as perhaps the most accomplished and exciting women’s player in the nation. And her peers are all leaving. As mentioned, Howard was a sweeping…

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June 8, 2020

Mitchell: We need to look at racism in this country in a deep way and not dismiss it

Drew Franklin 5:30pm June 8, 2020 6/8/20

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Matthew Mitchell was back in his spot as KSR’s guest host Monday morning, as is tradition each summer, but this time circumstances were a little different. Yes, Coach Mitchell wanted to host the show to tease Ryan Lemond and play Kelly Clarkson and brag on his UK women’s basketball program, but he couldn’t do that…

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Matthew Mitchell reveals plans for UK WBB’s return, reflects on last season

Drew Franklin 1:56pm June 8, 2020 6/8/20

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UK women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell made his annual special guest host appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio radio Monday morning, and in doing so he revealed tentative plans for his program’s return to campus. According to Mitchell, Kentucky’s 2020-21 preseason will be limited to virtual interaction through June and July with hopes for his…

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March 17, 2020

Kentucky Women’s Team Finishes 16th in Final AP Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm March 17, 2020 3/17/20 Comments Disabled

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The Associated Press released its final Top 25 of the women’s basketball season today, and your University of Wildcats came in at No. 16. After a 22-8 season, Matthew Mitchell’s Wildcats are one of five SEC teams in the the poll, along with No. 1 South Carolina, No. 9 Mississippi State, No. 18 Texas A&M,…

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March 3, 2020

Rhyne Howard earns SEC Player of the Year, All-SEC First Team, and SEC All-Defensive Team honors

Jack Pilgrim 12:45pm March 3, 2020 3/3/20

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Kentucky women’s basketball superstar Rhyne Howard has been awarded for her historic season in Lexington. When conference awards were announced this afternoon, the sophomore guard earned SEC Player of the Year, All-SEC First Team, and SEC All-Defensive Team honors. Howard becomes just the third player in program history to win the league’s top honor joining…

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February 18, 2020

Rhyne Howard Named SEC Player of the Week (Again)

Nick Roush 1:00pm February 18, 2020 2/18/20 Comments Disabled

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Another week, another SEC award for Rhyne Howard. For the fourth time this season, Kentucky’s sensational sophomore shooting guard has been tabbed SEC Player of the Week. This week she shares the honor with Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter. Playing against No. 6 Mississippi State, Howard recorded just her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 26…

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January 14, 2020

Rhyne Howard Earns Back-to-Back SEC Player of the Week Honors

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm January 14, 2020 1/14/20 Comments Disabled

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The accolades continue to pile up for Kentucky women’s basketball superstar Rhyne Howard. Following a school-record 43 points last Thursday at Alabama, the sophomore guard earned SEC Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. Against the Crimson Tide, Howard finished shooting 14-of-21 from the field, 7-of-11 from 3 and 8-of-13 from the free-throw…

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January 7, 2020

Rhyne Howard Named SEC Player of the Week

Nick Roush 12:45pm January 7, 2020 1/7/20 Comments Disabled

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Another day, another award for Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard. A day after she was tabbed as ESPNW’s National Player of the Week, Kentucky’s sensational sophomore was named SEC Player of the Week. It’s the second time she’s received the recognition from the league and the tenth time in her young career. Howard tore up the competition…

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