UK women's basketball

SEC coaches pick Cats to repeat

jsmith3@herald-leader.comNovember 7, 2012 

Southeastern Conference women's basketball coaches picked Kentucky as the team to beat in a pre-season poll released by the league on Tuesday morning.

UK star senior A'dia Mathies was selected as pre-season Player of the Year. Sophomore guard Bria Goss, last year's SEC Freshman of the Year, and junior forward Samarie Walker were voted to the second team.

The sixth-ranked Cats return 10 letter-winners and four starters from last season's regular-season SEC champions. UK advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to Connecticut.

The coaches' projected order of finish: Kentucky, Georgia, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi.

First-team All-SEC: Sarah Watkins, Arkansas; Jennifer George, Florida; Anne Marie Armstrong, Georgia; Jasmine Hassell, Georgia; Mathies, Kentucky; Meighan Simmons, Tennessee; Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M; Christina Foggie, Vanderbilt; Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt.

Second-team All-SEC: Jasmine James, Georgia; Goss, Kentucky; Walker, Kentucky; Adrienne Webb, LSU; Valencia McFarland, Mississippi; Ieasia Walker, South Carolina; Ariel Massengale, Tennessee; Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt.

Jennifer Smith: (859) 231-3241. Twitter: @jenheraldleader. Blog: ukwomen.bloginky.com

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service