What We'll See: UK's Mathies might be first-round pick

April 13, 2013 

NCAA Kentucky Basketball

Senior A'dia Mathies needs just 16 more points to hit 2,000 for her career and to join the lofty ranks of past Kentucky stars such as Valerie Still, Dan Issel, "Goose" Givens and Kenny Walker.


What we'll see


Kentucky's A'dia Mathies is projected as a late-first or early-second round pick in a WNBA Draft top-heavy with superstars. Baylor's Brittney Griner, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins are locks to be among the top three picks for Phoenix, Chicago and Tulsa. (First round, 8 p.m., ESPN2; Second and third rounds, 9 p.m., ESPNU)


Kentucky and Louisville get together on the baseball diamond for the second time this month. The Cats eked out a 5-4, 10-inning thriller at U of L on April 2. The rematch is at UK's Cliff Hagan Stadium. (6:30 p.m., Fox Sports South)


College basketball's spring signing period commences with Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State awaiting a decision from No. 1 prospect Andrew Wiggins. His coach at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, Rob Fulford, expects word to come sometime before the signing period ends on May 15.


UK commitments Dominique Hawkins of Madison Central and Derek Willis of Bullitt East will be in action at the Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Freedom Hall, an event that also includes recruits headed to Louisville, Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse and Michigan, among others. (7 p.m.)


Owners looking for a way into the Kentucky Derby are running out of points races. The $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland is worth a difference-making 20 points for some lucky winner. (5:13 p.m., TVG)

Mathew Graf

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