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4 5 Women's Basketball: Dayton (H) 7:30 6 Basketball: Northwestern St. (H) 7:30 UK-TV 7 8 9 Basketball: Women's Basketball: j q
11 12 13 14 15 Basketball: UKIT 1st Round Ark. St. Marshall 6:30 UK-Bowling m a Green 9:00 1 Q UK TV Basketball: Consolation 6:30 Finals 9:00 17
Women's Basketball: Illinois (A) 3:05 18 19 Basketball: Indiana (H) 7:30 ESPN Women's Basketball: 21 22 23 24
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25 26 (Freedom HaJi) 8:00 UK-TV 27 28 29 DLIbKtr * 1. Austin Peay (H) 30 (May be played 31
¦ Previous Games-
Nov. 4: Volleyball-UK def. Florida 13-15, 1315, 15-11, 15 Nov. 5: Football-UK del. Vanderbilt 14-13
11: Volleyball-UK def. Wisconsin 15-12, 15-8, 15-5 12: Football-Florida def. UK 24-19 . 12: Volleyball—Florida State def. UK 10 15,14-16,15-13,12 14: Basketball—UK del. Ostersund, Sweden 66-30 18: Volleyball-UK def. LSU 15-6, 15-8, 15-8 19: Football—Tennessee def. UK 28-24 19: Basketball-Duke def. UK 80-55 20: Volleyball—UK def. Houston 10-15, 15-1, 15-13, 15 Nov. 25: Basketball—UK def. Iona 56-54 Nov. 25: Volleyball-UK def. LSU 8-15, 15 2, 15-11, 15-12 26: Basketball-Seton Hall def. UK 63-60 26: Volleyball—UK def. Tennessee 15-9, 15-12, 15-8 28: Basketball—UK def. California 89-71 3: Basketball-Notre Dame def. UK 81-65 Dec 3: Volleyball-UK def. New Mexico 16-14, 15-1, 9-15, 9-1 15-9
Dec, 3: Women's Basketball: Ohio U. def. UK 80-77 Dec. 6: Women's Basketball: UK del. Dayton 72-59 Dec 7: Basketball: Northwestern (La.) State def. UK 85-82 Dec 9: Volleyball: Texas-Arlington del. UK 15-7, 13-15. 15-13, 1! Dec. 10: Basketball: UK def. Western Carolina 78-60 Dec 10: Women's Basketball: Indiana def. UK 83-71
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Guests hope to hand host first UKIT defeat in 80s
Not since 1978 when Kentucky lost to Texas A&M in the first round have the Wildcats been on the losing end of the stick in the University of Kentucky Invitational. But Arkansas State (5-1), Bowling Green State (4-2) and Marshall (1-1), like the 'Cats, will have their eyes on the UKIT championship trophy (Note—records of teams heading into Dec. 12).
In Friday's first game Arkansas State and Marshall will start at 6:30 p.m. while Bowling Green and UK will tip off at approximately 9 p.m. (depending on the length of the first game). The losers will play in the consolation game Saturday night at 6:30 followed by the battle for the 36th UKIT championship at 9:00 p.m.
About Arkansas State
Coaching the Indians is fifth-year mentor Nelson Catalina. Catalina owns a 79-53 overall record (59.8 percent). In the past two seasons he's led Arkansas State to 42 wins (21 apiece) along with two consecutive appearances in the postseason National Invitational Tournament.
Catalina's club is led by a balanced attack that features three starters averaging double figures. Guard/forward Ed Louden in the first six games is averaging 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Six-seven senior John Tate is scoring at a 12.2 ppg pace while center Greg Williams, 6-9, is averaging 10.0 ppg.
Tate is the team's leading rebounder with a 5.8 average.
Off the bencf unior Barry Mayberry is adding spark to the Indians' offense. He, too. is averaging double figures—12.7 ppg. The Indians have more victories so far this season than any of the participants in the UKIt
The Thundering Herd is coached by former Louisiana State assistant Rick Huckaby. Huckaby worked under "The Preacher Man" Dale Brown from 1979-83.
The former LSU assistant is now in his sixth year as the head man at Marshall. In that time he's compiled an impressive 115-45 overall mark for a 71.9 winning percentage. His winning percentage currently ranks him 10th best among active Division I basketball coaches.
Leading the Southern Conference representative are five starters in double digits.
Sophomore guard John Taft, 6-1, is pouring in 33.0 ppg., while pulling down 6.0 rpg. His backcourt mate, sophomore guard Andy Paul Williamson, 6-3, 175, is averaging 19.5 points a game for the Thundering Herd. In their two games the Herd is scoring 109 points per game.
Other Marshall players to watch are: Gery Strickland, center/forward, 6-6, 180, 17.0 ppg., 7.5 rpg; John Humphrey, guard, 6-6, 180, 16.0 ppg; and last but not least Andre Cunningham, guard/forward, 6-3, 170, 10.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg.
Arkansas State will have a difficult time in shutting down the Herd's offense. In two games the Herd is hitting 56.8 percent from the field, including a remarkable 45.8 percentage from the three-point line.
About Bowling Green
Bringing a 4-2 Falcon team into the UKIT is third-year coach Jim Larranga. In his tenure at Bowling Green State. Larranga has recorded a 31-32 record (49.2 percent).
Larranga's Falcons won their first three games of the season before losing two of their next three (Boston University—81-69. Michigan State—89-72).
Larranga worked for seven seasons as an assistant for Terry Holland at Virginia.
Senior guard Joe Gregory. 5-10. 165, is the team's leading scorer (14.8 points per game). Two other Falcon starters are also averaging in double figures: 6-5 forward Lamon Pippin, 12.7 ppg; and 6-3 guard Billy Johnson, 11.0).
If things aren't in sync with the starting five then Larranga can bring in 5-10 guard Dar-rell McLane (11.2 ppg) and/or 6-6 forward Tom Hall (10.5 ppg.). Hall is the Falcons' No. 1 man on the boards with a 6.7 rebound per game mark.
The following are UKIT notes compiled by UK sports information director Chris Cameron:
?This is the 36th edition of University of Kentucky Invitational Tournament. According to a recent survey, the UKIT ties for third in longevity in a list of college basketball tournaments.
?The Wildcats have won the tournament 27 times, including nine titles in a row and 20 of the last 23.
?The 'Cats lost in the opening game only twice in the tournament's history—in 1957 (77-70 to West Virginia) and in 1978 ( 73-69 to Texas A&M).
?Bowling Green State is the only team from this year's field to have competed in the UKIT before. UK defeated Bowling Green 77-59 in the first round of the 1976 UKIT.
That was Bowling Green State's only appearance in the tournament.
?UK lost in the championship game of the tournament in 1955. '59. '60. '64. '70. and '76.
?Kentucky's all-time record in the UKIT is 62-8.
?Other than Kentucky, the only teams to win the UKIT are Dayton (1955). Illinois (1964, 78). Purdue (1970). St Louis (I960). Utah (1976) and West Virginia (1957. '59).
?The UKIT field has included such teams as North Carolina (1957. '59), Duke (1953. '69), Syracuse (1978). Indiana (1965) and UCLA (1953).
Kentucky is. . .
The following is information compiled by UK sports information director Chris Cameron:
UK's record when the Wildcats. . .
?outrebound their opponent is 2-2.
?out score their opponent's bench is 2-0.
?lead at halftime is 2-1.
?trail at halftime is 1-3.
?tied at halftime is 0-0.
?shoot better from the field than their opponent is 2-1.
?shoot worse from the field than their opponent is 1-3.
?shoot 50 percent or more from the field
?shoot less than 50 percent from the field is 1-2.
?opponent shoots 50 percent or more from the field is 1-2.
?opponent shoots less than 50 percent from the field is 2-2.