UK women host struggling USC Upstate

November 25, 2012 

  • USC Upstate at Kentucky

    When: 1 p.m. Sunday
    TV: CWKYT-27.2
    Radio: WBUL-FM 98.1, WLAP-AM 630

  • Matchups

    USC Upstate

    Starters: Tee'Ara Copney, 5-7, Sr., G (10.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Hannah Ohl, 5-8, Sr., G (1.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg); Tyra Smith, 5-9, Sr., G (3.8 ppg, 4.0 apg); Shelby Hicks, 6-0, So., F (6.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg); Brittany Starling, 6-1, Fr., C (8.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

    Key reserves: Tweety Hawkins, 5-7, Fr., G (6.5 ppg); Lauren McRoberts, 6-0, Sr., F (6.2 rpg, 4.3 rpg); Travonda Haddock, 5-9, Fr., G (3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Valese McAllister, 5-11, Jr., F (3.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg).

    Kentucky

    Starters: A'dia Mathies, 5-9, Sr., G (14.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.8 spg); Jennifer O'Neill, 5-6, So., G (4.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg); Bria Goss, 5-10, So., G (9.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Samarie Walker, 6-1, Jr., F (8.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg); DeNesha Stallworth, 6-3, Jr., F (8.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

    Key reserves: Kastine Evans, 5-9, Jr., G (5.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Azia Bishop, 6-3, So., F (7.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 bpg, 1.5 apg); Brittany Henderson, 6-2, Sr., F (1.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Bernisha Pinkett, 5-7, Jr., G (7.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg); Janee Thompson, 5-6, Fr., PG (1.8 ppg); Samantha Drake, 6-3, Jr., F (1.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Maegan Conwright, 5-8, Jr., G (3.8 ppg, 1.5 apg).

The Kentucky women's basketball team looks to continue its winning ways when it hosts USC Upstate on Sunday.

The Wildcats are 51-2 at home over the past three seasons, having won 23 in a row for the third-longest home winning streak in program history.

Sunday will mark just the second meeting between the schools. The Wildcats defeated the Spartans in 2007, 74-59.

The Wildcats (3-1) are coming off a 73-37 win over intrastate rival Morehead State on Friday. Four players scored in double figures.

USC Upstate is 2-4 after falling to George Washington on Wednesday at home, 48-37.

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