LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A'dia Mathies and Brittany Henderson arrived at Kentucky four years ago hoping to lift the program from mediocrity into Southeastern Conference contention.
The Wildcats' duo enters Sunday's Senior Day with an upgraded plan - reaching the Final Four.
The next step toward that goal is beating No. 8 Tennessee (23-5, 14-1), which clinched the SEC regular season title and ended Kentucky's one-year championship reign. The No. 10 Wildcats (24-4, 12-3) have clinched a first-round bye for next week's conference tournament and want to secure the No. 2 seed.
Kentucky's duo will have a hand in that quest, just as they've done in building a 105-28 record with two Elite Eight appearances. As the Wildcats' winningest class, they've also put Matthew Mitchell on the brink of becoming Kentucky's most successful coach.