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Mitch Barnhart: “Today, the best want to stay here,”; CATSPY Awards winners

UK Athletics Photo
UK Athletics Photo

UK Athletics Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – UK Athletics presented 38 honors at the 14th annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2015-16 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of five teams and 26 individuals were recognized.

“We were dreaming big when we said we wanted to turn Kentucky into a destination program, one where coaches, students and staff sought to end up,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “Before that, UK was a stepping stone. We’ve succeeded in changing that. Today, the best flock here. Today, the best want to stay here. I’m proud of that.”

Janee Thompson Selected for State Farm College 3-Point Championship

Keith Taylor Photo
Keith Taylor Photo

Keith Taylor Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior guard Janee Thompson has been selected to the women’s 3-point roster for the 28th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas, on Thursday, March 31.

Thompson, a native of Chicago, is one of eight women’s college basketball players chosen for the event that will air live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. According to a release by Intersport, the producers of the event, Thompson was invited to take part in the event after being recognized as one of the finest shooters from 3-point territory during the season.

Janee Thompson: “It’s been a fun ride”

Janee Thompson, left, and Makayla Epps after Friday's loss (Vicky Graff Photo)
Janee Thompson, left, and Makayla Epps after Friday's loss (Vicky Graff Photo)

Janee Thompson, left, and Makayla Epps after Friday’s loss (Vicky Graff Photo)

Here is what Makayala Epps and Janee Thompson had to say after Friday’s loss to Washington in the NCAA Tournament.

Rupp Arena does not guarantee UK Final Four berth

Janee Thompson hugged coach Matthew Mitchell after a NCAA win. (Vicky Graff Photo)
Janee Thompson hugged coach Matthew Mitchell after a NCAA win. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Janee Thompson hugged coach Matthew Mitchell after a NCAA win. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Playing in Rupp Arena this weekend doesn’t guarantee Kentucky its first Final Four trip. Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell only has to point out last year’s home loss to Dayton in NCAA play to make his point.

Friday night UK hosts Washington and if it wins will play the Notre Dame-Stanford survivor on Sunday for a Final Four berth.

Washington won at Maryland last week to advance to Lexington, another fact Mitchell was quick to note Thursday.

Kelsey Plum will lead Washington against UK

Janee Thompson
Janee Thompson

Janee Thompson (Vicky Graff Photo)

By EVAN CRANE, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 12 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team looks to take full advantage of its unique opportunity to play an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game in Lexington, Ky., when it faces seventh-seeded Washington on Friday at 7 p.m. ET inside historic Rupp Arena.

Kentucky-Washington will begin the session on Friday before No. 1-seeded Notre Dame faces off with fourth-seeded Stanford in the late game at 9 p.m. ET. UK-UW will air live nationally on ESPN2 with Dave Pasch, Debbie Antonelli and Allison Williams on the call. The same crew will call the second game on ESPN. Kentucky’s game will also be available on the UK Sports Network with Neil Price calling the action.

Makayla Epps named to AP All-SEC first team

Evelyn Akhator (Vicky Graff Photo)
Evelyn Akhator (Vicky Graff Photo)

Evelyn Akhator (Vicky Graff Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior guard Makayla Epps, junior forward Evelyn Akhator and senior guard Janee Thompson have been named All-Southeastern Conference performers by the Associated Press, it was announced on Tuesday.

Epps was named to the first team, becoming the first player since A’dia Mathies in 2012 and 2013 to earn First Team All-SEC honors from the organization multiple years. Akhator, who was named to the All-SEC Second Team earlier this season by league coaches, earned the same honor from the AP, while Thompson was one of seven players to be named to the AP’s honorable mention team. Thompson was a Second Team All-SEC selection by league coaches.

Kentucky-Florida SEC Tournament notes and numbers

Kentucky Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

FINAL:  #13/13 Kentucky 92, #25/24 Florida 69

Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, Fla.

March 4, 2016

Team Records and Series Notes

–    Kentucky extended its winning streak to eight games with a 92-69 win over No. 25/24 Florida in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. 

–    The Wildcats are now 7-2 on the season against ranked opponent.

Kentucky-LSU SEC tourney postgame notes and numbers

Kentucky Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

FINAL:  #13/13 Kentucky 79, LSU 71

Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, Fla.

March 3, 2016

 

Team Records and Series Notes

–    Kentucky extended its winning streak to seven games with a 79-71 win over LSU.

–    The meeting was the 46th all-time, with the win moving Kentucky to 14-32 in the all-time series.  Kentucky has won four of the last six meetings and is 4-8 against LSU in SEC Tournament games and 2-2 under Matthew Mitchell.

–    With the win, UK moves to 22-6 on the season. LSU drops to 10-21 overall.

Epps, Thompson, Akhator, Morris earn all-SEC honors

Vicky Graff Photo

Makayla Epps/Vicky Graff Photo

LEXINGT­­­ON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior guard Makayla Epps, senior guard Janee Thompson, junior forward Evelyn Akhator and freshman guard Maci Morris have been named All-Southeastern Conference performers for their success on the court this season, the league office announced Tuesday.

Epps was named to the All-SEC First Team, becoming the third player in the Matthew Mitchell era to be named to the first team multiple times, joining Victoria Dunlap and A’dia Mathies. The honor is the first of its kind for Thompson and Akhator, who were named to the All-SEC Second Team, while Morris was tabbed to the eight-member All-SEC Freshman Team.

Not all sunshine and rainbows, but Mitchell proud of what Janee Thompson contributed to UK

Janee Thompson took over in the fourth quarter Thursday night during Kentucky’s win over Missouri on Senior Night that was her 100th career win at UK.

“To the program, she has been a very productive, big time player. She’s always come up big in big games. She’s a talented, productive player,” Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell said.

“To me personally, she means a lot more because we did not always have a smooth path together. There was a lot of work we had to do together. There was a lot of learning from each other. She’s really, really special to me because if neither one of us had worked at it, we could have just existed and had an okay relationship.

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