Lady Vols Get Top 10 Road Win Over Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick combined to score 25 second-half points that helped sixth-ranked Tennessee top No. 10 Kentucky and hold on for a tense 73-72 victory Thursday night.
Trailing 33-27 just after the break, the Lady Vols’ two post players took charge inside to seize control of a game that was tight throughout.
Harrison scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, while Burdick added 12 of her 16 in the final 20 minutes as Tennessee (18-3, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) earned its first true road win over a top-10 opponent since 2008.
Makayla Epps’ consecutive 3-pointers got Kentucky (16-5, 5-3) to 73-72 with 1:16 remaining and the Wildcats had several chances to win it in the final minute. But Alexis Jennings missed with 2 seconds left and Jennifer O’Neill couldn’t get a good look on a final shot with 0.4 seconds left.
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