Mahoney, Elliott and Bowman figure to play critical roles in any success Kentucky might enjoy this season. Mahoney, who was invited last May to try out for the USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials, averaged 10.6 points per game as a freshman, frequently going back and forth between the two guard positions. The 6-foot-6 Elliott battled knee problems but averaged 10.4 points per game. Bowman averaged 4.9 points per game. Our big goal is to improve, ... Not to stop, or to settle, but to improve.