Here is a look at whats going on in Kentucky sports this week!
Men’s Basketball- Moved up a spot and ranked #7. Keldon Johnson is named SEC Freshman of the Week for the third time
Softball: Ranked 13th and 15th in two different polls
Baseball- Zack Thompson named Preseason All-American by Baseball America
Men’s Basketball- #7 Kentucky defeats Vanderbilt by 35 points. 87-52. PJ Washingon had his 3rd 20+ point game in a row with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Richards had 14 points, Tyler Herro had 12, and Keldon Johnson had 11 points.
Women’s Tennis-Tiphanie Fiquet is named SEC Freshman of the Week. They are also #25 in the polls for the second week in a row!
Baseball- 8 of Kentucky games will be televised
- March 28th ,vs. Georgia- SEC Network
- April 13th, at Ole Miss-SEC Network
- April 2nd, at Florida- SEC Network
- April 28th, at Florida- ESPN 2
- May 7th, vs. Indiana-SEC Network
- May 10,11,12, at South Carolina- SEC Network
- May 14th, vs. Michigan- SEC Network
- May 17th, vs. Vanderbilt- SEC Network
Men’s Tennis- Ryo Matsumura is named SEC Player of the Week
Softball- Katie Reed named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watch list
Baseball- Zack Thompson was named top 2019 MLB Draft prospect in league. Jaren Shelby, Dalton Reed, Jimmy Ramsey, Mason Hazelwood, and Ben Jordan were also on the 2019 and 2020 lists.
Women’s Basketball-Nyah Leveretter has committed to play for Kentucky next season.
#16 South Carolina defeats #19 Kentucky 74-70 at Memorial Coliseum.
- Maci Morris-21 points,5 assists, and 3 blocks
- Rhyne Howard- 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 block
- Taylor Murray- 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals
Softball- Abbey Cheek named preseason All-American by JWOS_ Softball for 2019 season.
NBA Cats- Anthony Davis has been named an All-Star for a 6th time, and Karl-Anthony Towns has been named an All Start for the 2nd time, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and De’Aaron Fox will play in the Rising Stars game. Hamidou Diallo will be in the Slam Dunk contest.
Track & Field-
Men’s Friday Report
Rahman Minor won the high jump after jumping a season best and indoor personal record. The mark moved him to No. 2 on the UK indoor all-time list and also matched his overall previous best which he did at the Louisville Invitational last outdoor season while competing for Purdue.
Charles Lenford Jr. dominated in the weight throw, as he threw for 60’05.25″/18.42m while second place threw 54’11.50″/16.75m.
Jacob Smith with a time of 21.13 finished in fourth in the 200 meters while Dwight St. Hillaire placed fifth at 21.18.
Women’s Friday Report
Ebwea-Bile Excel’s jump of 19’09.75″/6.04m was enough to propel her into first, winning her first long jump title of the indoor season. Ebwea-Bile Excel entered the weekend with the top triple jump in Division I this season.
Molly Leppelmeier passed her personal best by 2’1.25″/19.65m, as she finished third in weight throw at 64’05.75″. Micaela Hazlewood hit the 61’08.25″/18.80m mark to finish fourth.
Kianna Gray (23.21), Devine Parker (24.07) and Chloe Abbott (24.08) placed second, third and fourth, respectively, in the women’s 200 meters. Parker’s time was a season best.
Nicole Bagby and Riley Caudill went 2-3 in the pole vault, both clearing 12’01.50″/3.70m.
Sarah Michels worked her way to a personal best, as she won the 5k in 17:40.12.
- Nixon- 9.875
#11 Auburn defeats Kentucky 196.125-196.100
Swim & Dive-
Men defeat Cincinnati 156-101, Women defeat Cincinnati 157-100
Track & Field-
Women 60 Meters Final
- Kianna Gray: 7.30 (7.293) — SB
- Abby Steiner: 7.30 (7.295) – PB
- Celera Barnes: 7.41 — SB
- Devine Parker: 7.73
Men’s 60m final
Daniel Roberts: 6.63 – PB, No. 3 UK all-time list
Men’s 60H final
- Daniel Roberts: 7.67 – PB, improves school record
- Caleb Wilt: 7.90 – PB, T-No. 5 on UK all-time list
- FS: Tai Brown
Women’s 60H final
- Masai Russell: 8.33
- Faith Ross: 8.38
- Brennan Fields: 4:04.65 – 5-second PB
- Gabriel Szalay: 4:11.61 – PB
- Kendall Muhammad: 4:12.52
- Trevor Warren: 4:13.12 — PB
- Dylan Allen: 4:14.93 – PB
- Rachel Boice: 4.59.96 — PB
- Perri Bockrath: 5:02.67 – PB
- Sophie Carrier: 5:09.83
- Isabella Galvez: 5:18.06 – PB
Men’s shot put
- Noah Castle: 63’00.25”/19.21m
- Charles Lenford Jr.: 62’2.5”/18.96m
- Josh Sobota: 60’8.75”/18.51m
Men’s pole vault
- Matthew Peare: 17’00.75”/5.20m
- Joseph Jardine: 16’00.75”/4.90m
- Lincoln Young: 15’1.00”/4.60m
- Faith Ross: 54.82 — SB
- Masai Russell: 55.25
- Kamilah Williams: 59.74 — PB
- William Walker: 48.94 – PB
- Emily Akin: 2:14.40
- Brooke Nohilly: 2:14.99 — CB
- Zachary Wachs: 2:00.96
- Kelli Walsh: 10:03.29 — PB
- Mallory Liggett: 10:14.67 – PB
- Madisyn Peeples: 10:20.94 – PB
- Caitlin Shepard: 10:33.76
- Patrick Schaefer: 8:33.45
- Cole Dowdy: 8:43.78
- Tanner Dowdy: 8:49.78
Men’s 4x400m relay
- UK (Smith, St. Hillaire, Walker, Council): 3:12.05
Women’s 4x400m relay
- UK (Ross, Steiner, Russell, Abbott): 3:34.44
- UK –b—(Gray, Parker, Barnes, Williams): 3:50.45
#7 Kentucky defeats Florida 65-54 after trailing for most of the game. Tyler Herro is the player of the game. 19 points, 6 rebounds
Kentucky falls to Virginia 5-2
#19 Kentucky defeats Florida 62-51 after trailing in the first and part of second quarter
Rhyne Howard-16 points
Taylor Murray- 13 points
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