Kentucky vs. Alabama Sun., Jan. 29 - 2:00 p.m. ET Memorial Coliseum
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The UK Hoops squad takes on Alabama today for the second annual Alumni Day at Memorial Coliseum.Over 40 of UK's alums will be honored at halftime of the game. Coach Matthew Mitchell's ladies will be looking to extend their SEC winning streak to 9 games and maintain their spot alone atop the SEC. Mitchell had this to say concerning today's game: "We are setting our sights on Alabama for Sunday afternoon," UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell said. "It's a big game for us, we're glad to be back home in Memorial (Coliseum). It's our Alumni Day and we will be happy to welcome back a bunch of alumni who have helped us build this program. So that will make it special. Alabama is a team, like many teams in the Southeastern Conference, with a lot of athletes, lot of speed, lot of quickness. We will have to be ready to play well Sunday afternoon and I'm looking forward to getting back to practice and seeing if we can continue to improve."
Sunday is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Congress has proclaimed this national day each year since 1987. It recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring the lives of all girls and women. The day is organized nationally by the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Women's Law Center and the Women's Sports Foundation.
More after the break.UK also will recognize the 1981-82 team at halftime. Thirty years ago, this Wildcat squad posted a 24-8 record en route to UK's first Southeastern Conference championship and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Led by Coach Terry Hall, the Lady Kats as they were known then, defeated Alabama, LSU and Tennessee to win the SEC Tournament which was held in Memorial Coliseum. UK then advanced all the way to the Midwest Regional Championship before falling to No. 1-ranked and eventual national champion Louisiana Tech on the Lady Techsters' home floor.
Expect big things from the Hoops Squad today as A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Keyla Snowden, Amber Smith and Co. will be playing another game of stingy defense and what should be some amazing offense. I expect at least a double digit win today with the Hoopsters taking this one 78-63.