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The seventh season of “The  Matthew Mitchell Show,” the unique and official Kentucky women’s basketball coach’s television show, is set to begin Saturday at 12:30 p.m.  on the CW in Lexingtony. The show will air on Saturday afternoons on the CW and on Sunday afternoons regionally on Fox Sports South.

“It’s a fun time of year for us as we prepare for another season of the ‘The Matthew Mitchell Show,’” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “They say time flies when you’re having fun and that’s what “The Matthew Mitchell Show’ is all about, having a good time, having fun and getting some insight into our program. We really want to show the personality of our program and how much fun we have here. Our fans have been so loyal watching it. I’m always pleasantly surprised about how much interest there is in the show.

“Jenna is back for her seventh year, willing to help us all become better in the kitchen. Senior Bernisha Pinkett is back for her third and final season in the ‘Guitar Tip of the Week’ and we have a new segment called the ‘Big Blue Kat Korner.’ We look for this to be a banner season on the show.”

Along with co-host Christi Thomas, a sports anchor from WKYT, Mitchell recaps the latest Wildcats’ games and hosts the popular segments “30-second Shot Clock,” “Guitar Tip of the Week,” “Coach’s Tip of the Week,” and “Coach’s Kitchen.” He also will unveil a new segment this season called “Big Blue Kat Korner.”

Here is the complete schedule (all times Eastern):

Saturday, Nov. 30         12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Dec. 1            11:30 a.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Dec. 7            12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Dec. 8            12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Dec. 14          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Dec. 15          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Dec. 21           12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Dec. 22          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Dec. 28           12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Dec. 29          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Jan. 4            12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Jan. 5                        12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Jan. 11          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Jan. 12          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Jan. 18          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Jan. 19          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Jan. 25          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Nov. 31          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Feb. 1            12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Feb. 2            12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Feb. 8            12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Feb. 9            12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Feb. 15          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Feb. 16          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, Feb. 22          12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, Feb. 23          12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

Saturday, March 1         12:30 p.m. (CW)

 

  Sunday, March 2         12:30 p.m. (FSS)

 

     

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LEXINGTON, Ky. –  For the first time in program history, the University of Kentucky has been selected to host the First and Second Rounds of the 2014 NCAA Tournament in Memorial Coliseum, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced on Wednesday.

In addition to Lexington, other cities chosen include Ames, Iowa; Baton Rouge, La.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; College Park, Md.; College Station, Texas; Durham, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa; Knoxville, Tenn.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Storrs, Conn.; Toledo, Ohio; University Park, Penn.; Waco, Texas; and West Lafayette, Ind. The four selected regional sites are Lincoln, Neb.; Louisville, Ky.; Notre Dame, Ind., and Stanford, Calif.

“I am thrilled to hear the NCAA Tournament is coming to Memorial Coliseum,” UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell said. “This gives our players the incredible opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament at home in front of the loyal and passionate members of the Big Blue Nation. We will have to prepare properly and work extremely hard to qualify for the NCAA Tournament so we can take advantage of this awesome opportunity. I know our fans would love to watch the Wildcats play in the tournament in Memorial Coliseum. I want to thank Mitch Barnhart, Sandy Bell, Candice Chaffin, Ukari Figgs, Kevin Saal and the entire Kentucky administrative team that did the important work necessary to make this happen.”

This marks the first time in program history that Memorial Coliseum (capacity 8,000) will serve as the site for a women’s basketball NCAA Tournament game. However, Memorial has been the site of 10 NCAA Tournaments in women’s volleyball and is set to host the NCAA Regionals later this season on Dec. 13-14. Kentucky served as the host of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Rupp Arena in 1986.

“The growth of this program over the last five years has warranted our participation in every way possible to host the post season in women’s basketball,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “The consistent appearances on a national stage, the support of an incredible women’s basketball fan base, and the enjoyable style of play that this team brings is a perfect combination for the growth of the game in women’s basketball in Lexington.

“Matthew and Jenna provide incredible leadership for our program and are great ambassadors for our community. They deserve, as does this program, to host this kind of an event on a regular basis. We are very excited to bring the NCAA Tournament to Memorial Coliseum.”

The nationally ranked Wildcats return 10 letterwinners and four starters from last season’s squad that won a school-record 30 games and advanced to its third NCAA Elite Eight in the last four years. Kentucky will be led by All-Southeastern Conference performers DeNesha Stallworth (Richmond, Calif.), Bria Goss (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Samarie Walker (West Carrollton, Ohio) and NCAA Tournament Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team honoree Jennifer O’Neill (Bronx, N.Y.). New faces to the roster are a trio of freshmen who come to Lexington with loaded resumes. McDonald’s All-Americans Linnae Harper (Chicago) and Makayla Epps (Lebanon, Ky.) join Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Lebanon, Ky.) to form the fifth-ranked recruiting class, Mitchell’s fourth straight top-15 class.

The NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds will be held March 22-25. Games will either be played on March 22 and 24 or March 23 and 25. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

 

Photos by Victoria Graff, and property of Schurz Communications, Inc., and vaughtsviews.com. All rights reserved; images may not be reprinted in print or online without permission of the owners. Reprinted images must be attributed to vaughtsviews.com and linked to the original site.

Photos by Victoria Graff, and property of Schurz Communications, Inc., and vaughtsviews.com. All rights reserved; images may not be reprinted in print or online without permission of the owners. Reprinted images must be attributed to vaughtsviews.com and linked to the original site.

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