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 »
2010–11 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Tennessee 16 0   1.000     34 3   .919
#17 Kentucky 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Vanderbilt 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Georgia 10 6   .625     23 11   .676
South Carolina 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Auburn 8 8   .500     16 16   .500
LSU 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Florida 7 9   .438     20 15   .571
Arkansas 6 10   .375     22 12   .647
Alabama 5 11   .313     18 15   .545
Mississippi State 4 12   .250     13 17   .433
Ole Miss 3 13   .188     10 19   .345
2011 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

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

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