The SEC put out a listing of all womens’ basketball games that will be televised this season, and the Kentucky women’s team has a school-record six games that will be shown nationally on the ESPN family of networks and at least five others that will be shown on regional broadcasts. Here is a list of the national broadcasts and times:
@ Baylor Nov. 13, 6 p.m. on ESPN2)
@ Louisville Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. on ESPNU)
@ Missouri Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. on ESPNU)
@ Vanderbilt Feb. 10, 4 p.m. on ESPN2
@ Texas A&M Feb. 18, 7 p.m. on ESPN2
Tennessee March 3 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Speaking of the women, it was announced earlier that Kentucky senior guard A’dia Mathies was named to the pre-season Wade Watch list for the State Farm Wade Trophy, presented to the nation’s top women’s basketball player each year. She will lead a young but talented Wildcats team expected to begin the year in the preseason top-10 after last years’ Elite 8 berth. Mitch Barnhart was able to lock up head coach Matthew Mitchell to a long-term deal this offseason, and it appears UK women’s hoops is here to stay in the upper echelon of women’s college basketball.
The Kentucky volleyball team will face off against #25 Tennessee tonight in a nationally televised broadcast when the two squads hit the court at 8 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum. The match will air live on ESPNU. At 7-6 and 1-2 in the SEC, the Cats are in desperate need of a win to get some positive momentum going as they head down the stretch of their SEC slate of games.
Coming off his first career start against Florida, true freshman cornerback Cody Quinn has drawn rave reviews for his performance in the swamp, as he displayed coverage skills not often seen in a UK defensive back. He rarely got beaten by who he was covering, and Joker Phillips called his performance one of the best debuts he’s ever seen:
He played as well as any freshman I’ve ever been around. The guy challenged receivers, made a huge play in the first series.
Quinn finished the game with three tackles and one pass breakup and will receive his second-straight start vs. the South Carolina Gamecock this Saturday on ESPN. Hopefully the whole world comes out of the game having taken note of Quinn’s performance, and not the performance of the outstanding receivers he’ll be tasked with covering.