UK Women's Basketball

Kentucky women seeking 5-0 start Wednesday

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell talked to Brittany Henderson (#40) in the first half of the game against Northeastern at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.  Thursday Nov. 17, 2011.  Photo by Joseph Rey Au
Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell talked to Brittany Henderson (#40) in the first half of the game against Northeastern at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. Thursday Nov. 17, 2011. Photo by Joseph Rey Au

The University of Kentucky women's basketball team continues its nine-game homestand Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum by taking on Nebraska-Omaha for the first time.

The Mavericks are playing their first season in NCAA Division I and will begin play in The Summit League next season.

Kentucky leads the Southeastern Conference in seven statistical categories: scoring offense (91.2), scoring margin (plus-40.5), rebounding offense (47.8), steals (18.0), turnover margin (plus-18.2), offensive rebounds (24.8) and offensive rebound percentage (.516).

Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell said the 14th-ranked Wildcats still have plenty to work on.

"We need to come out with a lot of energy and continue to try to improve as a defensive team," he said. "I'm looking for, hopefully, some steps forward from our post players."

With a win Wednesday, Mitchell will tie Bernadette Mattox for third place on the UK women's basketball all-time coaching victories list. Mitchell is 90-49 in his fifth season at Kentucky. Mattox won 91 games between 1995 and 2003.

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