Nov. 7, 2013
Scouting the Bulldogs
UNC Asheville returns two starters from last year’s club in senior guard Trent Meyer (9.7 ppg, 125 assists, 64 steals) and sophomore forward Will Weeks (9.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 59.4 FG%). Weeks was named to the Big South All-Freshman team a year ago.
|Kentucky vs. UNC Asheville
Fri., Nov. 8 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | UNCA
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Also returning is redshirt senior Jaron Lane. He missed last year due to an ankle injury. The 6-4 forward was the sixth man for the Bulldogs during their Big South championship teams in 2011 and 2012. He averaged 11.5 points per game two years ago and scored 16 points in Asheville’s near upset of top-seeded Syracuse in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Last Action for Asheville
UNC Asheville placed four players in doubles figures en route to an 86-45 exhibition game win over visiting Brevard College Monday night at Kimmel Arena.
Asheville was led by freshman guard Andrew Rowsey with 17 points. Corey Littlejohn added 16 points and seven rebounds. Seniors’ Jaron Lane and D.J. Cunningham added 10 points each.
The Bulldogs had four players in double figures, while starting forward Will Weeks scored only two points but had 10 rebounds and eight assists in the exhibition victory.
Asheville out-rebounded Brevard, 54-27 and had outscored the Tornados 50-25 in the paint.
The Kentucky-UNC Asheville Series
Kentucky and UNC Asheville have met on the hardwood three times since 1996 with the Wildcats winning all three matchups.
UK took on the Bulldogs in 1996 at home in Lexington. The Blue and White rolled to a 105-51 victory in that meeting.
The teams squared off again in 1999 in Lexington. UK secured an 86-41 win in that matchup.
Finally, the last meeting occured in 2009 in a neutral site meeting in Louisville. Coach John Calipari directed his fifth-ranked squad to a 94-57 win.
DeMarcus Cousins had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and John Wall added 12 points and 14 assists.
UK got 17 points from Patrick Patterson and nine boards, while Darnell Dodson had 15 points with a trio of 3-pointers.
Pregame Media Opportunity - November 7, 2013
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Head Coach John Calipari