UK SOFTBALL: UK advances to Super Regional with 4-2 win over Illinois

05/21/2017 03:59 PM

Kentucky toook a 3-0 lead in the first inning and was able to withstand a comeback attempt by Illinois in the 6th and 7th innings of today’s game. In the top of the first inning Junior OF Brooklin Hinz triples to bring Abby Cheek home from first and then freshman Alex Martens hits a two-run home run to extend the lead to 3-0. In the top of the third Alex Martens brings home Cheek with a sacrifice fly. Megan Prince came... Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: UK defeats Indiana 5-2

05/10/2017 12:45 AM

Freshman pitcher Zack Thompson gets another W for Kentucky as they defeat Indiana 5-2. Thompson went 6 innings, giving up 3 hits (2 solo HR’s) and striking out 10 while only allowing 2 walks. Kentucky fell behind in the first after a solo HR off of Thompson but the Wildcats comeback in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead in the first. In the bottom of the 2nd inning the Cats put up 2 more runs after... Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: UK loses to Georgia 6-3

05/07/2017 05:36 PM

The Wildcats took the lead into the 8th but gave up 5 runs including a grand slam from Mitchell Webb off of Logan Salow in the top half of the 8th. The Wildcats had an opportunity in the 9th, after Luck Becker got on with a walk, Troy Squires singles and moved Becker to 2nd, then Tyler Marshall singled to make it 6-3 with two on and 1 out. T.J. Collett came in to pinch hit for Marcus Carson... Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: UK with a 6-0 shutout over Xavier

04/27/2017 12:13 AM

UK came into tonight’s game focused on picking up another victory at The Cliff over Xavier and that’s exactly what they got, a 6-0 shutout with a fantastic start for sophomore Zach Thompson. He threw 6 innings, giving up only 1 hit with 5 strikeouts and improves to 5-2 for the season. For the third straight game Kole Cottam hit a homerun becoming the first player to do so since AJ Reed in 2014. Kentucky is 17-3 in the last 20... Read more 

KENTUCKY BASEBALL: #13 UK defeats #9 LSU 10-2

04/23/2017 06:45 PM

#13 Kentucky Baseball defeated #9 LSU 10-2 and clinched the series against the Tigers 2-1. The Wildcats scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning and Cole Cottam with a two run HR and Riley Mahan with a solo HR went back to back in the third inning to extend the lead to 7-1. Justin Lewis threw his 1st career complete game improving the Wildcats to 28-13 overall, 12-6 in SEC. Kentucky will host Xavier on Wednesday, April 26th at... Read more 

UK Women's Basketball | UK wins in OT over Mississippi St. 78-75

02/24/2017 12:02 AM

Senior’s Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator refused to lose on Senior Night at Memorial Coliseum in front of the Big Blue Nation. Makayla found a way to get the rebound off of a missed three-pointer from Makenzie Cann and hit a layup, which would prove to be the eventual game winner. “It was a great hustle play,” Mitchell said. “Just kept playing, just kept battling and found a way to get it in the bucket. A lot of times when people... Read more 

UK Women's Basketball | UK beats Florida 67-48

02/19/2017 04:28 PM

Kentucky with an impressive second half comes away with the victory over Florida 67-48. The Wildcats had a 31-27 lead going into halftime but extended the lead in the 3rd quarter and would not relinquish that lead. Kentucky had three scorers in double figures, led by Evelyn Akhator with 19 points and 9 rebound. Maci Morris had 15 and Makalya Epps had 14. Taylor Murray had 4 points, 11 assists with 4 steals. Kentucky is now 19-8 overall and 10-4... Read more 

UK Women's Basketball | UK tops Vandy 71-63

02/05/2017 03:29 PM

Kentucky was able to overcome some early defensive lapses to pull out the victory over Vanderbilt 71-63. Coach Mitchell contributed that to strong leadership from PG Taylor Murray who had a full stat sheet with 18 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in 39 minutes. The Wildcats regrouped from the loss to South Carolina on Thursday and came out with the intention of disrupting Vanderbilt and they did just that, forcing Vanderbilt into 21 turnovers. Makayla Epps led the... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | #5 UK wins 85-69 over #24 South Carolina

01/22/2017 12:55 AM

The Wildcats took an early 17 point lead over South Carolina but lost starting PG De’aaron Fox to an ankle injury halfway through the first half, that’s when Frank Martin’s team gathered themselves to pull within 3 at 30-27. Senior Dominique Hawkins steadied the ship for the Wildcats after taking over at point guard and the Wildcats took a 9 point lead into the half at 47-38. Hawkins finished the night with 5 points, 7 assists while drawing multiple charges... Read more 

UK Women's Basketball | UK beats Georgia 82-61

01/15/2017 09:10 PM

UK scored early and often against Georgia today. The Wildcats started the game by taking a 9-0 lead and continued through the first half to extend the lead at halftime 44-14. UK Senior Evelyn Akhator dominated the game on both ends of the court. She had a double-double by halftime with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats. Kentucky PG Taylor Murray added 14 points while G Makayla Epps added 13 points and 6 assists. Kentucky improves to 12-6... Read more 

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