Cats score historic win over Lady Vols

The Kentucky women's basketball team made some history Sunday, winning for the first time at Tennessee since 1985 and picking up the Wildcats' first victory ever at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Kentucky women's basketball team made some history Sunday, winning for the first time at Tennessee since 1985 and picking up the Wildcats' first victory ever at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Junior guard Jennifer O'Neill came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points in a 75-71 win for No. 18 Kentucky. Senior forward DeNesha Stallworth recorded 17 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore guard Janee Thompson added 15 points and seven assists for the Wildcats (19-6, 7-5 SEC).

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The Cats led by as many as eight in the second half, but fell behind 69-66 with just over three minutes remaining in the game. A pair of O'Neill baskets highlighted a 6-0 spurt that put UK ahead for good.

Stallworth had 13 of her 17 points in the second half.

Kentucky forced 22 turnovers, including 13 steals, and stayed within two (37-35) of the SEC's top rebounding team.

It marked UK's third win over the tradition-rich Lady Vols in the last four meetings between the teams.

No. 8 Tennessee (20-5, 9-3 SEC) got a 20-point, 16-rebound effort from Isabelle Harrison. Bashaara Graves added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Vols.


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