DePaul Blue Demons at Kentucky Wildcats: Ladies Basketball Open Game Thread

Kentucky needs more consistency from A'dia Mathies tonight. - Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

This is the open game thread for tonight's game between DePaul and Kentucky. Tonight, the lady Wildcats move to legendary Rupp Arena for the contest.

Tonight, the lady Wildcats take on the lady Blue Demons on the big stage of Rupp Arena. UK hopes to set a home attendance record for a hoops game tonight. Let's take a look at the particulars from UKAthletics.com:

Gameday
Pack the House
Kentucky vs. DePaul
Fri., Dec. 7 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Rupp Arena
Game Notes: UK Get Acrobat Reader | DU Get Acrobat Reader
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Gameday Live: Live video, audio, blog, and stats
TV: UK IMG/FSN
Radio: UK IMG
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As of Thursday afternoon, over 17,000 tickets to tonight's game have been sold, so this should be a very exciting game, indeed, with a near-men's crowd cheering for the two teams.

Here's a few game notes:

  • A'dia Mathies needs more consistent play tonight. The Kentucky All-American guard has been up and down this year.
  • Freshman Janee Thomson had a big game against the Louisville Cardinals. Can she reprise that with another big effort tonight?
  • DePaul is unranked, but garnered 9 votes in last week's AP poll. They are plenty tough enough to beat the Wildcats tonight.
  • DePaul is 6-2 on the year and is fresh of a win against Northwestern.
  • Kentucky is the first ranked opponent, and first road game, for DePaul this year.
  • This is the first meeting between DePaul and Kentucky in the modern era, the third all-time.
  • DePaul shot 40% from the arc, and made 10 3's, in their last game.

This is a big game for Kentucky, and nobody wants to disappoint 17,000+ fans. Go, 'Cats!

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