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UK Hoops-Belmont postgame notes and numbers

UK Hoops 2014-15 Postgame Notes No. 8/8 Kentucky 71, Belmont 55 Memorial Coliseum – Lexington, Ky. Dec. 14, 2014 Team Records and Series Notes Kentucky improves to 10-1, while Belmont falls to 2-7. Kentucky improves to 722-487 (61.9) all-time in 41 seasons of varsity women’s basketball and 189-89 (80.9) in the month of December. UK …

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Makayla Epps comes up big in her “favorite game of the year”

By ASHLEY SCOBY Makayla Epps didn’t look up into the Rupp Arena crowd very often on Monday night. During most of her 28 minutes, she was hitting clutch free throws or ripping down a team-high eight rebounds against No. 8/9 Baylor. But she did notice her surroundings when she was out of her zone, and …

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Kyvi Goodin-Rogers knows her role and has mean streak Matthew Mitchell likes

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Senior Bria Goss still remembers the first time Kyvin Goodin-Rogers was able to get back on the court with her Kentucky teammates last summer. “We just welcomed her with open arms. We were excited to see her,” said Goss. “She is going to be really good. She plays hard in …

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No more babying for Makayla Epps as she gets set for better sophomore season

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though she was a McDonald’s All-American and Kentucky’s Miss Basketball because of her distinguished prep career at Marion County, Makayla Epps knew her freshman season at Kentucky would require a “new level of play” even for her. Sometimes that led to her not always seeing “eye to eye” with coach Matthew …

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Matthew Mitchell says Makayla Epps can be “one of major factors” in SEC

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Bria Goss prides herself as a team leader for Kentucky. However, she also knows that sophomore guard Makayla Epps is unique. “Makayla has a different attitude. I think she carries herself in a different way. I trust her in a lot because when she says she wants to get something …

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Matthew Mitchell and Makayla Epps both love passion of fans at Big Blue Madness campout

By UK MEDIA RELATIONS Wednesday marked the opening day for Big Blue Madness campout in Lexington, as 650 tents (as of 9 a.m. ET) have been placed around the Joe Craft Center for Saturday morning’s Big Blue Madness ticket distribution. Big Blue Madness is set for Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena. …

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Makayla Epps: “Accountability has really been stressed over the summer”

By UK MEDIA RELATIONS The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team had its first full team practice on Wednesday morning at the Joe Craft Center, as head coach Matthew Mitchell opened his eighth season at the helm of the Wildcats. Kentucky practiced for an hour on Wednesday morning, working on defensive intensity and efficiency as …

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UK Hoops advances to SEC Tourney finals with 68-58 win over South Carolina

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC …

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