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About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.

Mitchell previews Missouri

MATTHEW MITCHELL “Well, we have a very tough game coming up with Missouri. They are a team where their strengths will definitely stretch our defense and we have been working hard this week to make some headway in the area … Continue reading

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Thompson has broken fibula, out for season

Kentucky point guard Janee Thompson will miss the rest of the season after breaking her left fibula late in the game at South Carolina on Sunday. The junior from Chicago will have surgery to repair her leg on Monday morning, … Continue reading

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Mitchell: ‘It’s not a minor injury; it doesn’t look good’

A crowd of more than 17,000 went silent as Janee Thompson’s screams echoed throughout Colonial Life Arena. The Kentucky point guard clutched her ankle and screamed in pain as teammates and opponents hid their faces and started to cry. With … Continue reading

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Goss unlikely to be big part of Sunday’s game plan

Even it she’s feeling good, it’s unlikely that Bria Goss will play a big role in Kentucky’s game plan at top-ranked South Carolina on Sunday. The senior guard, who has missed the past five games, has improved, but is still … Continue reading

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Dismissed Oregon star lands at Kentucky

A star guard who led Oregon in scoring before being dismissed in November has enrolled at Kentucky, according to her Twitter account. At around 1 p.m. on Friday, Chrishae Rowe tweeted the word “official” with a picture of her new … Continue reading

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O’Neill feeling good, likely a go vs. Alabama

It sounds like Jennifer O’Neill’s time on the Kentucky bench will be minimal. The senior guard and the Cats’ leading scorer has been practicing this week in preparation for No. 11 Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference opener at Alabama on Friday. After playing in … Continue reading

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Jennings named SEC Freshman of Week

Alexis Jennings was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after leading Kentucky in its win over Tennessee State on Sunday. The 6-foot-2 forward set new career highs with 27 points and eight rebounds in the victory. It marked … Continue reading

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Updates on UK’s injured guards

Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky’s leading scorer, sat out as a precaution after straining her left patella tendon while scrambling for a loose ball in practice on Saturday. There is no structural damage, Coach Matthew Mitchell said, and listed O’Neill as day to … Continue reading

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Duke will try to set world record versus UK

Duke will try to set a world record during its game against Kentucky on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. It’s not an attendance record or a basketball record. Nope. It’s a world record for the largest gathering of holiday sweaters. A … Continue reading

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Kentucky assistant coach resigns

Christian Stefanopoulos has stepped down from her position as assistant coach at Kentucky while battling an undisclosed illness, head coach Matthew Mitchell told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday morning. “We are behind Christian all the way and we are supporting her through her … Continue reading

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