UK Women's Basketball

UK women going for fifth straight win

The UK women's basketball team will take its four-game winning streak on the road when it travels to play Miami (Ohio) Saturday for the final non-conference game of the season.

The Wildcats (9-5) are coming off a 72-63 win over North Carolina A&T on Thursday night in Memorial Coliseum. For the second straight game, five players scored in double figures and two players recorded double-doubles. Senior Eleia Roddy had her sixth consecutive double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Victoria Dunlap had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

This will mark Kentucky's first meeting against the RedHawks since a 64-58 win in Oxford, Ohio on Dec. 20, 2003. The Wildcats are 12-2 all-time against Miami.

Three players are averaging double figures for the Wildcats' balanced scoring attack this season. Dunlap leads the way with 11.9 points per game while Roddy follows close behind with 11.6. Junior guard Amani Franklin averages 10.6 points and leads the team with 20 three-pointers.

Roddy is UK's leading rebounder with an average of 9.1 boards. She currently ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in rebounding and leads the league in double-doubles with seven.

Miami (8-4) is having one of its most successful starts in school history with wins in six of the last eight games. The RedHawks, members of the Mid-American Conference, are led by Jenna Schone with 15.1 points per game. Courtney Reed follows with 11.8 ppg.

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