Follow along Friday night as Jennifer Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com provides live updates from courtside as the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team takes on the University of Miami in Memorial Coliseum.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.
Kentucky, ranked No. 19 nationally, returns a core group led by seniors Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator from a team that finished 25-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last season. The Wildcats will also introduce several newcomers Friday night.
Miami, from the Atlantic Coast Conference, finished 24-9 last season. The Hurricanes, a No. 5 seed, were upset by South Dakota State, 74-71, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Kentucky holds a 5-1 edge in the teams’ all-time series. The Wildcats’ won the most recent meeting, 60-57, on Dec. 1, 2001, in Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky assistant coach Lin Dunn spent nine years as head coach at Miami and is a member of the school’s athletics Hall of Fame.