UK Women's Basketball

Kentucky women rise to No. 12 with toughest tests ahead

It's going to be an interesting couple of weeks for the Kentucky women.

The unbeaten Cats moved up to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll released on Monday, but that ranking is going to be put to the test starting as soon as Sunday, when UK plays host to No. 10 Louisville, who drilled the Cats 78-52 last year.

Four days later, Kentucky has another revenge-game opportunity when it will face No. 7 Duke at Rupp Arena, UK's first game there since 2008.

A limited number of tickets are available for $7 apiece.

Ten days after that, Kentucky will head up to No. 4 Notre Dame.

While these games seem big on paper, Coach Matthew Mitchell cautioned that they aren't going to make or break the season.

"What we're playing for is to see how good this team can become," he said after UK won its seventh straight game on Sunday, whipping Mississippi Valley State at Memorial Coliseum. "Not any one of those games coming up is going to define our season, but it will certainly let us know where we are."