Friday, February 28, 2014

Kentucky vs South Carolina....A Preview..Rd..2

Kentucky vs South Carolina..3/1/14 Saturday 6 PM  (TV-ESPN)
UK leads the series 47-10

South Carolina Gamecocks

Location: Columbia, SC
Enrollment: 31,288
Arena: 18,000

Head Coach: Frank Martin
Career Record: 131-72 (64.5%) 6 Seasons
At SC:14-18 (43.8%) 1 Season

2012-13 Record: 14-18
2012-13 SEC Record: 4-14
2012-13 Postseason: None

2013-14 Record: 10-18
2013-14 SEC Record: 3-12

South Carolina 82 Longwood 44
Baylor 66 South Carolina 64
Clemson 71 South Carolina 57
South Carolina 84 FIU 72
Oklahoma St. 79 South Carolina 52
Manhattan 86 South Carolina 68
USC Upstate 74 South Carolina 68
South Carolina 78 Saint Mary’s 71
Boise St. 80 South Carolina 54
South Carolina 69 Akron 59
South Carolina 92 Marshall 65
South Carolina  82 SC state 75
Florida 74 South Carolina 58
LSU 71 South Carolina 68
Texas A&M 75 South Carolina 67
Ole Miss 75 South Carolina 74
Georgia 97 South Carolina 76
Missouri 82 South Carolina 74
South Carolina 80 Texas A&M 52
Ole Miss 75 South Carolina 71
Auburn 79 South Carolina 74
Tennessee 72 South Carolina 53
South Carolina 65 Vanderbilt 59
South Carolina 67 Alabama 66
Arkansas 71 South Carolina 64
Georgia 73 South Carolina 56
Auburn 83 South Carolina 67
South Carolina Stats:

PPG-69.4
FG%-42.2%
3 PT%-36.8% (5.6 PG)
FT%-70.4%
RPG-35.0 (+2.8 PG)
APG-12.5
TPG-14.4
SPG-6.3
BPG-3.9

Probable Starting Lineup:

Michael Carrera-F 6’5” Fr……………………..6.4 PPG
Mindaugas Kacinas-F 6’7” Soph………………5.2 PPG
Sindarius Thornwell-G 6’5” Fr……………….13.5 PPG
Brenton Williams-G 5’11” Sr…………………14.7 PPG
Duane Notice-G 6’2” Fr…………………….…7.5 PPG

Other Key Players:

Laimonas Chatkevicius-F 6’11” Soph…………4.2 PPG.
Demetrius Henry-F 6’9” Fr…………….………4.4 PPG
Brian Steel-F 6’5” Soph……………………..…2.3 PPG

Coach Frank Martin, who was successful at Kansas State, took over the South Carolina program last season….after the Gamecocks had gone 10-21 and 2-14 in the SEC the year before he arrived. Last season South Carolina showed only marginal improvement and this season has been a struggle as they are last in the SEC. Coach Martin has brought in 8 freshmen this season as he has been trying to rebuild the Gamecocks into a very competitive SEC team.

South Carolina starts 3 freshmen and a sophomore and among the 8 players who get playing time….4 are freshmen and 3 are sophomores. Senior Brenton Williams leads the team in scoring and has been an outstanding perimeter shooter hitting 72-168 for a red hot 42.9%. Freshman Sindarius Thornwell is the 2nd leading scorer while leading the team in both steals and assists. Freshman Michael Carrera leads the Gamecocks in rebounds.

South Carolina is 8-6 at home and 0-11 away….but in the SEC they are 3-4 at home and 0-8 on the road. The Gamecocks will be sky high as they hope to upset UK and get a huge win for the program.

UK Stats:

PPG-77.8
FG%-46.2%
3 PT%-32.1%
FT%-68.0%
RPG-41.6 (+9.9)
APG-11.6
TPG-12.4
SPG-4.8
BPG-6.4

UK lost to Arkansas for the 3rd straight time in 2 years….and make no mistake….this was a terrible loss for the Cats. This defeat cost UK any chance for a top 4 seed and in fact could drop the Cats to a 6 or 7 seed or lower depending on how the Cats and other teams finish the season. UK might even be lucky to remain in the top 25 after losing to the Razorbacks.

Now, UK must regroup and play at South Carolina Saturday. Needless to say, a loss to a 10-18 Gamecock team that is in last place in the SEC with only 3 wins….would be beyond devastating….and yet with the poor play UK exhibited in losing to Arkansas…a loss at South Carolina is definitely possible!

Now we can only hope that UK can rebound from this loss and defeat South Carolina and then defeat Alabama at Rupp arena. Unfortunately, neither win is a sure thing….but a loss to one or both of these teams would be catastrophic and I wouldn’t even want to think how bad a seed UK would get.

There are just 3 games left before the SEC tourney and sadly this UK team never developed into the team we all hoped for by March. Fingers crossed that there is still enough pride left for this team to show up and start playing some great basketball! I see a 5-7 point win over South Carolina…..GO CATS!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Video: UK Assistant Coach Antigua, Julius Randle Pre-Arkansas Rematch Interviews

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Video: Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson pre-UK-Arkansas rematch Presser

Video courtesy of Arkrazorbacks

Video: UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell's pre-Mississippi St presser

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Kentucky vs Arkansas....A Preview..Rd..2

Kentucky vs Arkansas….2/27/14 Thursday 7PM (TV-ESPN)

UK leads the series 25-10

Arkansas Razorbacks

Location: Fayetteville, Ark.
Enrollment: 24,537
Arena: 19,200

Head Coach: Mike Anderson
Career Record: 237-124 (65.7%) 11 Seasons
At Arkansas: 37-27 (57.8%) 2 Seasons

2012-13 Record: 19-13
2012-13 SEC Record: 10-8 
2012-13 Postseason: None

2013-14 Record: 18-9
2013-14 SEC Record: 7-7

Arkansas 99 SIU-Edwardsville 65
Arkansas 76 Louisiana 63
Arkansas 89 SMU 78
California 85 Arkansas 77
Arkansas 87 Minnesota 73
Gonzaga 91 Arkansas 81
Arkansas 111 Southeastern Louisiana 65
Arkansas 74 Clemson 68
Arkansas 72 Savannah State 43
Arkansas 102 Tennessee-Martin 56
Arkansas 72 South Alabama 60
Arkansas 89 High Point 48
Arkansas 104 UTSA 71
Texas A&M 69 Arkansas 53
Florida 84 Arkansas 82 (OT)
Arkansas 87 Kentucky 85 (OT)
Georgia 66 Arkansas 61 (OT)
LSU 88 Arkansas 74
Arkansas 65 Alabama 58
Arkansas 77 Vanderbilt 75
Missouri 86 Arkansas 85
Arkansas 81 LSU 70
Arkansas 71 South Carolina 64
Arkansas 73 Mississippi St. 69

Arkansas Stats:

PPG-80.5
FG%-44.6%
3 PT%-36.1% (7.3 PG)
FT%-70.9%
RPG-36.6 (-2.5)
APG-15.6
TPG-11.7
SPG-8.7
BPG-5.5

Probable Starting Lineup:

Rashad Madden-G 6’5” Jr………………………….12.7 PPG
Michael Qualls-G 6’3” Soph……………………….11.9 PPG
Fred Gulley-G 6’2” Sr………………………………4.4 PPG
Coty Clarke-F 6’7” Sr………………………………9.0 PPG
Bobby Portis-f 6’9” Fr……………………………..13.1 PPG

Other Key Players:

Alandise Harris-F 6’6” Jr………………………….8.9 PPG
Anthlon Bell-G 6’3” Soph…………………………6.2 PPG
Mardracus Wade-G 6’2” Sr.………………….……3.4 PPG
Moses Kingsley-C 6’9” Fr…………………………4.3 PPG

Coach Mike Anderson, former assistant to Nolan Richardson, hopes to restore Arkansas back to it’s glory years under Richardson. Coach Anderson is trying to reshape the roster to fit his philosophy of playing some tough full court defense during games. The Razorbacks haven’t made a trip to the NCAA in 5 years and the fans are getting restless …..and this is coach Anderson’s 3rd year….the fans want to see results so there is pressure on Anderson to start showing results.

Although Arkansas has a better overall record thus far this season, they are only 7-7 in the SEC and 2-5 on the road in the SEC. It looks like Arkansas is well on it’s way to missing the NCAA again this season unless they win their remaining 4 SEC games and do very well in the SEC tourney. In fact, it’s likely the Razorbacks would have to win the SEC tourney to make it to the big dance.

The Razorbacks are led by Bobby Portis, Rashad Madden and Michael Qualls in scoring. Portis leads in rebounds and blocked shots with 43…..while Clark, who is the team’s 2nd leading rebounder, leads in assists with 67 and steals with 37. Arkansas is a good perometer shooting team with Clark hitting 42.5%….Madden 41.2%….Gulley 39.6% and Qualls 37.4%. 

The Razorbacks have always been a great team at home…..this season they are 14-2 at home losing one game in OT to Florida. They also defeated UK at home in OT, but this game against UK is played at Rupp arena and the Razorbacks have not been a good road team in the SEC with only 2 wins.

UK Stats: 

78.2 PPG
FG%-46.8%
3 PT%-32.2% (5.0 PG)
FT%-68.4%
RPG-41.4 (+9.9 PG)
APG-11.8
TPG-12.2
SPG-4.7
BPG-6.5

UK, in a very hard fought OT win over LSU, just paid back the Tigers for the earlier defeat in Baton Rouge. Now UK has a chance to pay back the Razorbacks for the OT loss in Fayetteville.

In reviewing UK’s earlier loss to Arkansas some very interesting stats emerge:

There were 60 fouls called in the game….31 on the Cats. WCS played just 18 minutes and fouled out….and other Cats were in foul trouble.

UK had 17 turnovers to only 6 turnovers for Arkansas

UK made 26-40 free throws for 65% while Arkansas was 29-41 for 70.7%

UK did out rebound Arkansas 50-32

UK did shoot well hitting 48.2% and 5-11 perimeter shots/ in contrast Arkansas shot 37.7% and was only 6-21 from long range.

Obviously, UK must minimize turnovers which were very costly in their defeat. Hopefully, this game will be much better officiated with far fewer fouls called. The Cats will need to control the boards again and shoot the ball well as they did previously. Free throws are always important in close games and UK must shoot well from the charity line.

Arkansas has talent and they are a dangerous opponent, but this game is being played in Rupp arena against an improved UK team. I see the Cats defeating Arkansas by 10-12 points. GO CATS!

Monday, February 24, 2014

UK's Julius Randle named SEC Player Of The Week 2/24/14

Randle Tabbed as the SEC's Player of the Week'; Dallas native logged 16.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in two wins last week


Kentucky’s Julius Randle, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound freshman forward from Dallas, Texas, was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 16.5 points, 14 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in wins over Ole Miss and LSU. Randle recorded his 14th double-double of the season with a 25-point, 13-rebound effort at Ole Miss. He made 13 of his 14 free throw attempts and scored ix of UK’s final 11 points against the Rebels. Randle hauled in 15 rebounds and hit the game-winning shot in overtime against LSU.

AP Top 25/USA Today/ESPN 2/24/14

AP Top 25

1. Florida (47) 25-2
2. Wichita State (14) 29-0
3. Arizona (4) 25-2
4. Syracuse 25-2
5. Kansas 21-6
6. Duke 22-6
7. Louisville 23-4
8. Villanova 24-3
9. Creighton 23-4
10. Saint Louis 25-2
11. Cincinnati 24-4
12. Virginia 23-5
13. San Diego State 23-3
14. Wisconsin 22-5
15. Iowa State 21-5
16. Michigan 19-7
17. Kentucky 21-6
18. Michigan State 22-6
19. North Carolina 20-7
20. Iowa 19-7
21. Memphis 21-6
22. Ohio State 22-6
23. Southern Methodist 22-6
24. Texas 20-7
25. New Mexico 21-5

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, Massachusetts 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, North Carolina Central 1

Dropped from rankings: Connecticut 21, UCLA 23, Gonzaga 25


USA Today Coaches Poll

1. Florida (24)
2. Wichita State (8) 29-0
3. Arizona 25-2
4. Louisville 23-4
5. Syracuse 25-2
6. Kansas 21-6
7. Duke 22-6
8. Saint Louis 25-2
9. Villanova 24-3
10. Creighton 23-4
11. Virginia 23-5
12. Cincinnati 24-4
13. San Diego State 23-3
14. Wisconsin 22-5
15. Kentucky 21-6
16. Michigan 19-7
17. Iowa State 21-5
18. Michigan State 22-6
19. Iowa 19-7
20. Ohio State 22-6
21. North Carolina 20-7
22. Memphis 21-6
23. Texas 20-7
24. Southern Methodist 22-6
25. Oklahoma 20-7

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 47, New Mexico 45, UCLA 15, Kansas State 9, Massachusetts 9, Stephen F. Austin 5, Pittsburgh 4, Gonzaga 3, Middle Tennessee 1, Baylor 1, Nebraska 1, Green Bay 1

Dropped from rankings: Connecticut 21, Gonzaga 22, UCLA 25

SEC Men's Basketball Standings 2/24/14

Florida 14 - 0 25 - 2
Kentucky 11 - 3 21 - 6
Georgia 9 - 5 15 - 11
Ole Miss 7 - 7 16 - 11
Texas A&M 7 - 7 16 - 11
Missouri 7 - 7 19 - 8
Vanderbilt 7 - 7 15 - 11
Tennessee 7 - 7 16 - 11
LSU 7 - 7 16 - 10
Arkansas 7 - 7 18 - 9
Alabama 5 - 9 11 - 16
Auburn 4 - 10 12 - 13
Mississippi St. 3 - 11 13 - 14
South Carolina 3 - 11 10 - 17

SEC Men's Basketball Schedule 2/24/14-3/1/14

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

Florida at Vanderbilt 7:00 PM ESPN
Missouri at Georgia 9:00 PM ESPNU

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

Texas A&M at LSU 8:00 PM SEC TV
Alabama at Ole Miss 8:00 PM ESPN3
Tennessee at Mississippi St. 8:00 PM SEC TV
South Carolina at Auburn 9:00 PM FSN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Arkansas at Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN/2

SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST

Vanderbilt at Tennessee 12:00 PM ESPN/2
Mississippi St. at Missouri 1:30 PM SEC TV
Auburn at Alabama 3:00 PM ESPNU
Georgia at Arkansas 4:00 PM SEC TV
LSU at Florida 4:00 PM CBS Sports
Kentucky at South Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN
Ole Miss at Texas A&M 6:00 PM FSN

SEC Women's Basketball Standings 2/24/14

South Carolina 13 - 1 25 - 2
Texas A&M 11 - 3 21 - 7
Tennessee 11 - 3 22 - 5
Kentucky 8 - 6 20 - 7
LSU 7 - 7 18 - 9
Vanderbilt 7 - 7 18 - 9
Florida 7 - 7 17 - 10
Auburn 6 - 8 15 - 12
Alabama 6 - 8 13 - 14
Georgia 6 - 8 18 - 9
Mississippi St. 5 - 9 17 - 11
Arkansas 5 - 9 18 - 9
Missouri 5 - 9 16 - 10
Ole Miss 1 - 13 10 - 18

SEC Women's Basketball Schedule 2/24/14-3/2/14

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Alabama at Auburn 7:00 PM
Georgia at South Carolina 7:00 PM
Arkansas at Texas A&M 8:00 PM
Florida at Vanderbilt 8:00 PM
Kentucky at Mississippi St. 8:00 PM
Ole Miss at Missouri 8:00 PM
Tennessee at LSU 9:00 PM CSS

SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND

Texas A&M at Florida 1:00 PM CSS
Mississippi St. at Georgia 1:00 PM SPSO
LSU at Alabama 2:00 PM SEC TV
South Carolina at Tennessee 2:30 PM ESPNU
Missouri at Arkansas 3:00 PM
Auburn at Ole Miss 3:00 PM
Vanderbilt at Kentucky 4:00 PM ESPN2

Video: UK Hoops 83 vs Texas A&M 74 Game Highlights

Video courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV

Friday, February 21, 2014

Video: UK Coach Calipari, James Young, Juluis Randle Pre-LSU Interviews

Video courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV

Kentucky vs LSU....A Preview..Rd..2

Kentucky vs LSU….2/22/14 Saturday 4PM (TV-ESPN)
UK leads the series 83-25

LSU Tigers

Location: Baton Rouge, La
Enrollment: 29,549
Arena: 13,215

Head Coach: Johnny Jones
Career Record: 224-174 (56.3%) 13 Seasons
At LSU: 19-12 (61.3%) 1 Season

2012-13 Record: 19-12
2012-13 SEC Record: 9-9
2012-13 Postseason: None

2013-14 Record: 16-9
2013-14 SEC Record: 7-6

Massachusetts 92 LSU 90
LSU 88 Northwestern State 74
LSU 81 New Orleans 54
LSU 89 Southeastern Louisiana 66
LSU 82 Saint Joseph’s 65
Memphis 76 LSU 69
LSU 70 Butler 68 (OT)
LSU 61 Louisiana-Monroe 54
LSU 71 Texas Tech 69
LSU 86 UAB 63
LSU 79 McNeese State 52
Rhode Island 74 LSU 70
Tennessee 68 LSU 50
LSU 71 South Carolina 68
Ole Miss 88 LSU 74 (OT)
LSU 81 Vanderbilt 58
LSU 77 Missouri 71
Alabama 82 LSU 80
LSU 87 Kentucky 82
LSU 88 Arkansas 74
Georgia 91 LSU 78
LSU 87 Auburn 80
Texas A&M 83 LSU 73
Arkansas 81 LSU 70
LSU 92 Mississippi State 81

LSU Stats:

PPG-77.8
FG%-45.2%
3 PT%-33.9% (6.7 PG)
FT%-67.5%
RPG-40.5 (+4.2 PG)
APG-14.7
TPG-14.3
SPG-8.5
BPG-6.4

Probable Starting Lineup

Johnny O’Bryant-F 6’9” Jr………………………..15.4 PPG
Shavon Coleman-F 6’5” Sr…………………….….9.2 PPG
Jordan Mickey-F 6’8” Fr…………………………..13.7 PPG
Anthony Hickey-G 5’11” Jr……………………….9.1 PPG
Malik Morgan-G 6’4” Soph……………………….4.4 PPG

Other Key Players

Andre Stringer-G 5’10” Sr………………………..12.0 PPG
Jarell Martin-F 6’9” Fr………………………….…9.9 PPG

LSU’s fortunes took a positive step when 6’9” 256 lb. Johnny O’Bryant returned for his junior season. O’Bryant leads the team in scoring and rebounds. Also, importantly, coach Johnny Jones brought in one of the most highly rated crop of newcomers in LSU history. Already 6’8” freshman Jordan Mickey has made a big impact as 2nd only to O’Bryant in scoring and rebounds while leading in block shots with 86. Senior Andre Stringer leads the Tigers in perimeter shooting hitting 53-132 for an excellent 40.2% while Anthony Hickey has hit 49-133 for a solid 36.8%. LSU averages 8.5 steals PG and is led in steals by lighting quick 5’11” Anthony Hickey with 46 steals….and Andre Stringer leads in assist with 76.

This LSU team has a nice mixture of talent, athletic ability and experience. Make no mistake, this is a good LSU team which UK found out on the short end of a 87-82 loss at LSU. Unfortunately, the Tigers who are 6-1 in SEC games at home are a poor 1-5 on the road….and have lost 5 straight road SEC games.

Despite the road losses, LSU comes into Rupp arena knowing that they defeated UK soundly in Baton Rouge with the game not being nearly as close as the 5 point final margin. The Tigers will have lots of confidence as they face the Cats for a 2nd time this season.

UK Stats:

PPG-78.3
FG%-47.0%
3 PT%-32.7% (5.1 PG)
FT%-68.2%
RPG-41.3 (+10.2 PG)
APG-12.1
TPG-12.3
SPG-4.7
BPG-6.4

UK arrives back in Lexington with a solid win over Ole Miss in Oxford. This was a big win for UK after losing a close game to Florida a few days earlier. UK played an outstanding game in the 1st half….arguably the best they have played all season. In the 2nd half, UK didn’t match their great 1st half play and allowed Ole Miss to cut a 22 point lead to just 6 points, but the Cats then pulled away for an important road victory.

Now UK faces a LSU team that soundly defeated them just a few weeks ago. What happened in Baton Rouge to the Cats?

The stats of that game tell the story:

UK shots 43.8% while allowing LSU to make 50% of their shots

UK allowed Bryant to double his average and score 29 points

UK had 13 turnovers and allowed the Tigers to steal the ball 11 times

LSU also blocked 11 UK shots

Importantly, LSU held Randle to a 3-11 shooting and only 6 points….and allowed Randle only 5 rebounds.

Obviously, UK must play much tougher defense and take much better care of the ball….making turnovers and allowing steals can easily cost UK the game. The Cats must do a much better job against the LSU frontline which proved to be very tough against UK’s frontline….the Tiger frontline rebounded and blocked shots hurting UK in the paint. Anthony Hickey’s quickness proved difficult for UK’s guards to stop…Hickey had 11 points, 6 assists and 3 steals.

Often games prove to be about matchups and LSU is a tough matchup for UK with it’s very good frontline and quick guards. Hopefully, the Cats have learned valuable lessons from the LSU defeat such as not allowing the Tigers to jump out to a 22-6 lead. This is a very important game for UK and I see a determined Cat team play much better than they did in Baton Rouge and defeat the Tigers by 9 points. GO CATS!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Video: UK Assistant Coach Robic Pre-Ole Miss Press Conference

Video courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV

AP Top 25/USA Today/ESPN 2/17/14

AP Top 25

1. Syracuse (64)
2. Florida (1)
3. Wichita St.
4. Arizona
5. Duke
6. San Diego St.
7. Cincinnati
8. Kansas
9. Villanova
10. Saint Louis
11. Louisville
11. Creighton
13. Michigan St.
14. Virginia
15. Iowa
16. Wisconsin
17. Iowa St.
18. Kentucky
19. Texas
20. Michigan
21. Connecticut
22. Memphis
23. UCLA
24. Ohio St.
25. Gonzaga

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 54, Arizona St. 45, Pittsburgh 21, SMU 21, Stephen F. Austin 8, Oklahoma 7, New Mexico 3, VCU 2, Louisiana Tech 1, Green Bay 1, Kansas St. 1

USA Today/ESPN

1. Syracuse (32)
2. Florida
3. Wichita St.
4. Arizona
5. Louisville
6. Duke
7. San Diego St.
8. Kansas
9. Cincinnati
10. Saint Louis
11. Villanova
12. Creighton
13. Virginia
14. Michigan St.
15. Iowa
16. Kentucky
17. Texas
18. Wisconsin
19. Iowa St.
20. Michigan
21. Connecticut
22. Gonzaga
23. Ohio St.
24. Memphis
25. UCLA

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 31, North Carolina 22, Kansas St. 19, Pittsburgh 17, SMU 7, Stephen F. Austin 7, New Mexico 6, Arizona St. 6, West Virginia 2, Louisiana Tech 2, VCU 1, Nebraska 1, California 1

UK Hoops O'Neil named SEC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week 2/17/14

O'Neill Earns SEC Weekly Honors; Junior point guard named SEC Player of the Week for second time this season

SEC Women's Player of the Week
Jennifer O’Neill • Kentucky
Junior • Point Guard

• Jennifer O’Neill was a key catalyst in the Wildcats’ two wins during the week over Ole Miss and No. 8 Tennessee.
• Came off the bench in both games and averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists, while shooting 51.6 percent (16-of-31) from the field and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from beyond the arc. 
• Nearly perfect from the free-throw line in the two games, going 11-of-12 (.917 percent).
• Scored a team-high 27 points on an efficient 8-of-15 shooting from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Her five made 3-pointers tied a career high. Also chipped in four rebounds and four assists in the 30-point win vs. Ole Miss.
• Followed up her 27-point performance with a 24-point outing at No. 8 Tennessee, helping lead the Wildcats to their first ever win at Thompson-Boling Arena, while marking the first win in Knoxville since 1985.
• With UK trailing, 69-68, with under three minutes to go at UT, O’Neill scored six straight points to give the Wildcats a 72-69 lead and UK would not trail again.

SEC Men's Basketball Standings 2/17/14

Florida (3) 12-0 23-2 
Kentucky (14) 9-3 19-6 
Georgia 8-4 14-10 
Mississippi 7-5 16-9 
Missouri 6-6 18-7 
LSU 6-6 15-9 
Tennessee 6-6 15-10 
Vanderbilt 6-6 14-10 
Arkansas 5-7 16-9 
Texas A&M 5-7 14-11 
Auburn 4-8 12-11 
Alabama 4-8 10-15 
Mississippi St. 3-9 13-12 
South Carolina 3-9 10-15