UK Women Tabbed 4th in SEC Preseason Poll

The Southeastern Conference’s head coaches have tabbed the Kentucky women’s basketball team to finish fourth in the preseason poll released by the league office Wednesday.

South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M were predicted to finish first through third.

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Kentucky also placed senior guards Jennifer O’Neill and Bria Goss on the All-SEC first and second teams, respectively. O’Neill was last year’s SEC Co-6th Woman of the Year after posting 12.6 points per game off the bench. Goss was the Cats’ third-leading scorer at 10.2 points per game and hit a UK single-season record 90.1 percent of her free throws.

The Cats return two starters and six other players from last year's 26-9 team that advanced to the SEC championship game and the NCAA Sweet 16.

UK opens the 2014-15 campaign with an exhibition game against Pikeville on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum.

SEC Preseason Coaches Poll:
1. South Carolina 169
2. Tennessee 155
3. Texas A&M 144
4. Kentucky 135
5. Georgia 108
6. Vanderbilt 107
7. LSU 94
8. Mississippi State 87
9. Florida 86
10. Auburn 53
11. Missouri 48
12. Arkansas 40
13. Alabama 25
14. Ole Miss 23

Player of the Year
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina

First Team All-SEC
Jessica Jackson, Arkansas
Jennifer O’Neill, Kentucky
Danielle Ballard, LSU
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina
Bashaara Graves, Tennessee
Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
Courtney Walker, Texas A&M

Second Team All-SEC
Kayla Lewis, Florida
Shacobie Barbee, Georgia
Bria Goss, Kentucky
Tia Faleru, Ole Miss
Morgan Eye, Missouri
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Courtney Williams, Texas A&M
Rebekah Dahlman, Vanderbilt

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