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Duration: 46 seasons
Location: Lexington, KY
Venue: Memorial Coliseum
Conference: Southeastern Conference
Head Coach: Matthew Mitchell
Kentucky Wildcats Women's Basketball TicketsGoing into the 2019-20 season, for 46 years the Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team has proudly taken the floor of Memorial Coliseum. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the University of Kentucky's sports teams have been known as the "Wildcats" since 1909. That year, the school's football team "fought like wildcats," according to one of the institution's leaders. The name stuck and in 1976, the famous Wildcat mascot debuted for athletic events. In their 46 seasons on the court, the Wildcats women's basketball team has amassed an 823-540 record for a .603 overall winning percentage. They have won the Southeastern Conference twice, in 2012 and 1982. Their record in conference play is 216-257 for a .457 conference winning percentage. They have made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, most recently in 2019. They finished strong in 2018-19 with an overall 25-8 record including an 11-5 mark in Southeastern Conference play, good for a fourth-place finish. They qualified for the NCAA Tournament but lost to NC State in the second round. Grab your tickets at StubHub and see the Kentucky women's basketball team in action at Memorial Coliseum.
Who is the Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball coach?In 13 seasons as head Kentucky women's basketball coach, Matthew Mitchell has earned a 281-125 record for a .692 winning percentage. The Wildcats are 17-9 in NCAA Tournament play during his tenure. Mitchell's teams are known for three "winning tools" for success: honesty, hard work and discipline. Within his first six seasons, he became the all-time wins leader among Kentucky women's basketball coaches. He was named the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 2009-10. In 2012, he led the team to its first regular-season conference championship in 30 years. His teams have recorded 25 or more wins seven times. His peer Southeastern Conference coaches voted him as their choice for Coach of the Year in 2018-19. Mitchell's teams have attained a 100% graduation rate and a team grade point average of 3.0 or better for 12 straight semesters. In 2007, Mitchell introduced a new tradition at Kentucky when his team started gathering at mid-court to sing the UK Fight Song with fans after each win.
Where do the Kentucky Wildcats play their women's home basketball games?Constructed in 1950 as a memorial to Kentuckians who lost their lives in military service, Memorial Coliseum is made to seat 8,000 fans. The Coliseum complex covers the space of a whole city block. The passion for Kentucky basketball draws fans to the arena in droves. Kentucky women's basketball has ranked in the nation's top 20 in attendance over the past decade. The team drew an average of 4,767 fans per game in 2018-19, good for 18th in the nation. Home court advantage is strong at Kentucky. The team has a 148-25 record at home over the past decade. Five times, attendance has exceeded Memorial Coliseum's stated capacity, including three against arch-rival Tennessee.
Who are the Kentucky Wildcats' biggest rivals in women's basketball?In the Southeastern Conference, the Kentucky women's basketball team plays a strong slate of opponents, including the Georgia Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers. However, their cross-state rivals, the powerhouse Tennessee Volunteers, spark the passion of Kentucky basketball fans like no other team. Five of the eight largest crowds in Memorial Coliseum history have shown up for games against Tennessee.
Have any former Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball players made the WNBA?Since 2000, six Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball players have been drafted by WNBA teams. Evelyn Akhator was the third overall pick in the first round of the 2017 WNBA draft. Many other Wildcats have gone on to professional careers around the world. In addition, nine Kentucky women's basketball players have represented the United States in international competition. In 2018, former Wildcat Rhyne Howard was named MVP of the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship. She led the Team USA FIBA U19 team to the world championship one year later.
Where can I get tickets for Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball games?StubHub is your best source for tickets, pricing and seat selection for the excitement of Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball at Memorial Coliseum.
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