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Wildcats Face No. 18/18 Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday

Wildcats Face No. 18/18 Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will face its sixth Power 5 team in seven games when it meets No. 18/18 Louisville on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network, with Roy Philpott and Brooke Weisbrod on the call.

Big Blue Nation can also catch the play-by-play on the UK Sports Network and 630 AM WLAP, with Darren Headrick on the mic.

It will mark the 59th meeting between the Wildcats and the Cardinals, with UK leading UofL, 34-24, in the all-time series. Louisville has won the last six meetings, though Kentucky took the five meetings before that.

Kentucky is looking to get back in the win column after falling to Minnesota, 76-57, last Wednesday at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. UK, who has been plagued with injuries of late, had just seven players available in the game. In fact, UK’s five starters played at least 35 minutes apiece.

Ajae Petty led the team with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.

The senior forward is coming off back-to-back games scoring at least 20 points and grabbing at least 12 rebounds. In fact, she earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Week last Tuesday, for her performances in wins against Boston College (Nov. 30) and Tennessee Tech (Dec. 3). That included her career-high 33 points and career-high 15 rebounds against the Golden Eagles.

Petty is leading the team in scoring (15.9) and rebounding (10.0), while she also ranks second in the league in field-goal percentage (61.2) and rebounds (100). Maddie Scherr, a senior guard from Florence, Kentucky, is second on the team with 14.0 points per game, despite missing four games this season due to an ankle injury (Nov. 14 and Nov. 19) and concussion protocol (Dec. 3 and Dec. 6). Eniya Russell, a senior guard from Baltimore, Maryland, rounds out the team’s double-digit scorers, with 10.6 points per game.

The Sunday matinee marks Kentucky’s second true road game of the season and its last in the nonconference schedule. The team will return home for its final three games of the nonconference schedule, including next Sunday, Dec. 17 to host Furman, followed by Thursday, Dec. 21 to host Lipscomb, both of which will be held at Rupp Arena. Kentucky’s final game of the nonconference schedule is on Sunday, Dec. 31 against Samford, which will be at the Clive M. Beck Center on the campus of Transylvania University.

For more information on the Kentucky women’s basketball team, visit UKathletics.com or follow @KentuckyWBB on X, Instagram and Facebook.

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