Kentucky Women’s Basketball Upset by Gators

In their SEC home opener, the Cats were looking for their 700th all-time win, unfortunately they fell about 10 points short. UK lost to the Florida Gators 83-71, falling to 1-1 in conference play and 13-2 overall. This loss snapped UK’s 9-game home winning streak. The #5 Cats are likely to fall in the polls next week, but first they travel to face the #13 South Carolina Gamecocks in Colombia on Thursday at 7:00.

Jan 5, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Florida Gators guard Jaterra Bonds (10) dribbles the ball as Kentucky Wildcats guard Bria Goss (13) defends in the second half at Memorial Coliseum. The Gators won 83-73. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Cats started Janee Thompson, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, Azia Bishop and Samarie Walker today- they are 4-1 with this lineup. DeNesha Stallworth made her return to the court today after missing 5 games to knee injury. She played a sparing 7 minutes but was able to contribute 4 points and three rebounds. Jennifer O’Neill scored a team-high 15 points off the bench and had 3 assists. She has reached double figures in 11 games this season, including the last two. Walker scored her 16th career double-double and 5th of this season with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Walker has a double-double the last two games. Bishop pulled a game high 11 rebounds (6 defensive); this was her third double figure rebounding game of the season. Kentucky shot just 35.2% marking the second lowest shooting percentage of the season and only two Wildcats finished in double figures.

Florida had four players score in double figures, led by #10 Jaterra Bonds. The Gators are now 12-3 and 2-0 in the SEC.

With Stallworth back, the Cats remainder of the season still looks promising and tournament hopes are certainly in tact; lets just hope this wasn’t foreshadowing for when the men take on Florida on February 15, also in Lexington.

Topics: Denesha Stallworth, Jennifer O'Neill, Kentucky Wildcats, Kentucky Womens Basketball, UK Hoops

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