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UK Hoops and Nebraska Omaha Faceoff Wednesday

The Wildcats meet first-time foe Nebraska Omaha in another stretch of three games in five days


LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 14/11 Kentucky women’s basketball continues its nine-game home stand with a matchup against first-time opponent Nebraska Omaha on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Game time in Memorial Coliseum is 4 p.m. ET.
“We are looking forward to another challenge tomorrow as we try to improve as a team and get better,” UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We need to come out with a lot of energy and continue to try to improve as a defensive team. I’m looking for, hopefully, some steps forward from our post players. That’s been a real big emphasis in practice. There’s a lot to work on this time of year and we have a good challenge ahead of us tomorrow. We’re looking forward to playing them.”
Kentucky went 3-0 last week, defeating Jacksonville State, 100-25, Northeastern, 81-47, and Southern Mississippi, 88-71. It is the third straight season UK has started 4-0. Last Tuesday, UK forced a program-record 48 turnovers against Jacksonville State, and held the Gamecocks to a program-tying low of 25 total points.
Junior guard A’dia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.) had a fantastic week, averaging 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 4.3 steals in Kentucky’s three games. Mathies scored the 1,000th point of her UK career vs. Southern Mississippi, becoming the 28th member of UK’s 1,000-point club and the fourth-fastest Wildcat to ever reach the storied mark (74 games).
Overall this season, Mathies leads five players in double-figure scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game. She also leads the team in steals with 14 and is tied for the lead in rebounding with 6.8 boards per game. Sophomore Kastine Evans (Salem, Conn.) follows Mathies in the scoring column with 13.0 ppg, while Keyla Snowden (Lexington, Ky.), Azia Bishop (Toledo, Ohio) and Bria Goss (Indianapolis) add 10.5, 10.3 and 10.0 ppg, respectively.
As a team, Kentucky leads the SEC in seven different statistical categories: scoring offense (91.2), scoring margin (+40.5), rebounding offense (47.8), steals (18.0), turnover margin (+18.2), offensive rebounds (24.8) and offensive rebound percentage (.516).
Mitchell is just one victory shy of moving into a tie for third all-time at Kentucky in wins, while the Wildcats look to continue their 24-game home winning streak vs. non-conference opponents, dating back to the 2008-09 season.
The Mavericks come to Lexington coming off a 70-57 win over Upper Iowa in their home opener. Nebraska Omaha is 2-1 on the season.



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