2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team

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2010-11 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball
Uk logo preston ursini.svg
NCAA Tournament 4 Seed, Second Round
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #22
AP #17
2010-11 record 25-9 (11-5 SEC)
Head coach Matthew Mitchell (Fourth year)
Assistant coach Kyra Elzy (Third year)
Assistant coach Matt Insell (Third year)
Assistant coach Shalon Pillow (Second year)
Home arena Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
« 2009-10 2011–12 »

The 2010-11 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team represents the University of Kentucky in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wildcats, coached by Matthew Mitchell, are a member of the Southeastern Conference, and play their home games on campus at Memorial Coliseum—unlike UK's famous men's program, which plays off-campus at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

Pre-season outlook[edit]

This season, Kentucky returned three starters, including Victoria Dunlap, A'dia Mathies and Keyla Snowden, while adding one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.[1] Kentucky was picked by the leagues coaches to finish second in the SEC behind Tennessee. Victoria Dunlap, a 6-foot-1 forward from Nashville, Tenn., enters her senior season as one of the most decorated players in UK Hoops history. She was named the 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by The Associated Press and the league’s coaches and was one of the 10 State Farm All-Americans named by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association last year, becoming UK’s first All-American since Valerie Still in 1983. She is also on the Wade Trophy watch list awarded to the nation’s top player. Dunlap was also picked to repeat as SEC Player of the Year by the league coaches, collecting eight of the twelve votes. Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies made the All-SEC first team. The Lady Wildcats also have a large freshman class this season, and will look to it to provide some depth for later in the season. Carly Marrow, a returning senior that usually comes off the bench, will also be relied upon to provide some much needed experience to an otherwise young second string.

2010–11 roster[edit]

From the official UK women's basketball site:

# Name Height Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
Scholarship Players
0 Jennifer O'Neill 5'6" G Fr. Bronx, New York Saint Michael Academy
1 A'dia Mathies 5'9" G So. Louisville, Kentucky Iroquois High School
3 Chrystal Riley 5'5" G Jr. Memphis, Tennessee Hillcrest HS/LSU
4 Keyla Snowden 5'7" G Jr. Lexington, Kentucky Lexington Catholic/Akron
5 Carly Morrow 5'10" G Sr. Lookout Mountain, Georgia Chattanooga Girls Prep School
10 Bernisha Pinkett 5'7" G So. Washington, District of Columbia Howard D. Woodson HS
11 Sarah Beth Barnette 6'2" F Fr. Lexington, Kentucky Lexington Christian Academy
20 Maegan Conwright 5'8" G Fr. Arlington, Texas Timberview HS
24 Amber Smith 5'6" G Sr. Winter Haven, Florida Winter Haven HS
31 Samantha Drake 6'3" C Fr. Bardstown, Kentucky Nelson County HS
32 Kastine Evans 5'8" G Fr. Salem, Connecticut Norwich Free Academy
34 Victoria Dunlap 6'1" F Sr. Nashville, Tennessee Brentwood Academy
40 Brittany Henderson 6'2" F Fr. Pasadena, California John Muir High School

2010–11 Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
November 7* 7:00 PM Morehead State #10 Memorial ColiseumLexington, Kentucky W 99–55 
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 12* 11:00 AM Morehead State #10 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky W 82–48  6,793 1–0
November 14* 2:00 PM at Miami (OH) #10 Millett HallOxford, Ohio W 84–71  1,235 2–0
November 21* 2:00 PM #12 Notre Dame #10 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 81–76  6,794 3–0
November 26* 8:30 PM vs. Murray State #9 Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, Mississippi W 91–59  1,178 4–0
November 27* 5:30 PM at Southern Miss #9 Reed Green Coliseum • Hattiesburg, Mississippi W 79–60  1,211 5–0
December 5* 2:00 PM at Louisville #9 KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, Kentucky WAZOO L 52–78  22,152 5–1
December 7* 6:00 PM Tennessee Tech #14 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 77–53  4,393 6–1
December 11* 6:00 PM at Chattanooga #14 McKenzie ArenaChattanooga, Tennessee W 79–64  3,139 7–1
December 18* 2:00 PM Alabama A&M #13 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky W 84–58  6,124 8–1
December 21* 7:00 PM Arkansas-Pine Bluff #11 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky W 107–35  5,784 9–1
December 29* 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee #11 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 81–72  6,625 10–1
December 30* 6:00 PM Tennessee-Martin #11 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 68–47  6,175 11–1
January 4* 7:00 PM at #3 Duke #10 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina ESPNU L 48–54  5,314 11–2
SEC Regular Season
January 6 8:00 PM at #25 Arkansas #10 Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, Arkansas L 67–78  1,820 11–3 (0–1)
January 9 2:00 PM Georgia #10 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky ESPNU L 59–61  6,353 11–4 (0–2)
January 13 7:00 PM South Carolina #19 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky W 66–48  5,730 12–4 (1–2)
January 16 1:00 PM Mississippi State #19 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 72–60  6,133 13–4 (2–2)
January 20 7:00 PM at Florida #19 O'Connell CenterGainesville, Florida W 59–58  1,863 14–4 (3–2)
January 23 4:00 PM Vanderbilt #19 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky ESPNU W 78–68  7,104 15–4 (4–2)
January 27 9:00 PM at Ole Miss #18 Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, Mississippi FSN South W 59–61  476 16–4 (5–2)
January 30 2:00 PM at Alabama #18 Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 82–69  1,747 17–4 (6–2)
February 3 7:00 PM Auburn #18 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky W 69–38  6,003 18–4 (7–2)
February 7 9:00 PM #4 Tennessee #15 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky ESPN2 L 67–73  7,126 18–4 (7–3)
February 10 7:00 PM at South Carolina #15 Colonial Life Arena • Columbia, South Carolina L 61–66  2,764 18–5 (7–4)
February 13 2:30 PM LSU #15 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky ESPN2 W 49–47  7,646 19–5 (8–4)
February 17 7:00 PM at Georgia #19 Stegeman Coliseum • Athens, Georgia FSN South L 69–51  3,060 19–6 (8–5)
February 20 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt #19 Memorial GymNashville, Tennessee W 80–71  5,372 20–6 (9–5)
February 24 6:00 PM Arkansas #20 Memorial Coliseum • Lexington, Kentucky FSN South W 55–54  6,670 21–6 (10–5)
February 27 2:00 PM at Auburn #20 Auburn Arena • Auburn, Alabama W 76–62  3,274 22–6 (11–5)
SEC Tournament
March 4 3:30 PM vs. LSU #16 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
(2011 SEC Tournament Quarterfinals)
FSN W 60–58  7,461 23–6 (11–5)
March 5 6:30 PM vs. Vanderbilt #16 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
(2011 SEC Tournament Semifinals)
ESPNU W 69–56  10,207 24–6 (11–5)
March 6 5:30 PM vs. #4 Tennessee #16 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
(2011 SEC Tournament Finals)
ESPN2 L 65–90  11,150 24–7 (11–5)
NCAA Tournament
March 19 4:40 PM vs. #(13) Hampton #(4) The PitAlbuquerque, New Mexico
(2011 NCAA Tournament First Round)
ESPN2 W 66–62 OT 2,278 25–7 (11–5)
March 21 7:45 PM vs. #(5) North Carolina #(4) The Pit • Albuquerque, New Mexico
(2011 NCAA Tournament First Round)
ESPN2 L 74–86  1,877 25–8 (11–5)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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