Author Archives: Jennifer Smith

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.

Azia Bishop issues statement after suspension

Senior forward Azia Bishop, who was suspended for what turned out to be her final game at Kentucky for a curfew violation, issued a statement through UK Athletics on Monday afternoon. “I had an amazing four years at the University … Continue reading

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Thompson on mend; Cats looking ahead

During UK’s short NCAA Tournament run, Janee Thompson was back on the bench and walking in a boot without crutches or her scooter. The junior guard, who broke her leg at South Carolina on Jan. 11, said she’s been cleared … Continue reading

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Senior forward Bishop suspended one game

Kentucky senior forward Azia Bishop has been suspended one game for “failure to uphold team standards,” Coach Matthew Mitchell told the Herald-Leader before the Cats’ second-round NCAA Tournament game on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. The seniors asked him to uphold … Continue reading

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Dayton advances to second round at Memorial Coliseum

Iowa State fell behind by as many as 17 points against Dayton before chipping the Flyers’ lead down to seven points late, but Dayton held on to win 78-66 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on … Continue reading

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Tenn. State coach Inman back in bluegrass

When Larry Joe Inman retired from Eastern Kentucky University, he thought he was hanging up his whistle for good. Turns out, the Tennessee State coach and longtime Colonels coach wasn’t quite finished. Coming out of retirement and taking over at … Continue reading

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UK’s Epps said she’s feeling good

A little bit of rest went a long way for Makayla Epps, who has been slowed in recent weeks by an Achilles’ tendon strain and soreness in her foot. The nearly two weeks between the SEC Tournament and NCAA Tournament have been … Continue reading

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Get to know Kentucky’s first opponent

ABOUT TENNESSEE STATE Location: Nashville Enrollment: 9,165 Nickname: Lady Tigers School colors: Reflex Blue and White Head coach: Larry Joe Inman (43-45 in third season at Tennessee State and 523-362 in 30 seasons overall); Inman formerly coached at Eastern Kentucky. … Continue reading

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Ticket info for NCAA Tournament games

Single session tickets for the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds to be held at Memorial Coliseum on Friday and Sunday are now on sale. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ukathletics.com/tickets, in person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office … Continue reading

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‘It just brought back Marion County’

It only seemed fitting that Kyvin Goodin-Rogers would hit the go-ahead three-pointer in Kentucky’s comeback win over Mississippi State on Friday just 33 seconds after Makayla Epps nailed the game-tying three from the opposite corner as part of a huge run. “I … Continue reading

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Deficit? What deficit? Cats claw back again

If this Kentucky team doesn’t cause Matthew Mitchell to go gray, it’s hard to imagine what team could. The Cats, who came back from 15 points down with 15:18 to play, to knock off Mississippi State 76-67 on Friday night … Continue reading

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