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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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Photo Gallery: UK Hoops vs Pikeville 110614

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Kentucky women roll to 141-63 thrashing of Pikeville in first exhibition

By: ASHLEY SCOBY Losing a basketball game by 78 points was a better fundraiser than selling hot dogs at a football game. At least that’s the attitude that Pikeville took, after getting clobbered by Kentucky, 141-63, in the Wildcats’ first exhibition game Thursday night. Pikeville head coach Joanna McNamee said that she knew her team …

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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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No predictions from Matthew Mitchell but he is confident team will have success again

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — A year ago Kentucky women’s coach Matthew Mitchell and his players were not shy about talking about being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and going to a Final Four, or even winning a national championship, after going to the Elite Eight the previous two seasons. Kentucky finished …

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Kyvin Goodin-Rogers could make major impact for Matthew Mitchell’s team

By LARRY VAUGHT CHARLOTTE — Kyvin Goodin-Rogers never got a chance last year to show Kentucky basketball fans the skills that made her such a dynamic player at Marion County High School. She was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in the preseason when a blood clot was detected in her lung. She had to go …

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Video: Matthew Mitchell on winning games at Kentucky

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