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Kentucky Women picked 4th in the SEC preseason

Howard on the All-SEC team
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Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 18:45:53-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Women's Basketball team has been picked to finish 4th in the SEC regular season. That's where the Wildcats finished at the end of last season.

Matthew Mitchell's Wildcats are behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Mississippi State. UK returns three starters from last year's team to go with incoming freshman, Emma King, and three transfers. The Cats also return 60 percent of its scoring, 81 percent of its rebounding and 61 percent of its assists.

Kentucky also had one player on the All-SEC team. No surprise that it's Rhyne Howard, who averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds last season in her freshman season. In fact, she was a unanimous choice for SEC Freshman of the Year after becoming just the second freshman to lead UK in scoring and rebounding in her first year. All-American Valerie Still was the other Wildcat to accomplish that.

SEC Preseason Media Poll

Order of Finish

1. South Carolina

2. Texas A&M

3. Mississippi State

4. Kentucky

5. Arkansas

6. Tennessee

7. Auburn

8. LSU

9. Missouri

10. Georgia

11. Alabama

12. Florida

13. Ole Miss

14. Vanderbilt