Wildcats win 5th straight: UK 69 MSU 59

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Junior forward Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.) posted her 19th career double-double with a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Kentucky women's basketball team won its school-record fifth consecutive Southeastern Conference game with a 69-59 win over Mississippi State Sunday afternoon in Humphrey Coliseum.

Dunlap, who also became the 27th player in school history to chart 1,000 points in her career, led the Wildcats to their second straight league road win by hitting 6-of-13 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. She also moved into 10th place on UK's career rebounding list with 694.

Freshman A'dia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.) followed with 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Junior guard Carly Morrow (Chattanooga, Tenn.) netted a trio of three-pointers and finished with 11 points.

"Victoria was the difference in the game today, but it wasn't just her," UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell said. "It wasn't just one person today, it was a team effort. We are a good team. We played with a lot of heart and I am so proud of our effort today."

Kentucky surpasses its SEC win total from last season and claims back-to-back road league victories for the first time since 2005-06.

"We have made a big move (from last year)," Mitchell said. "I could not be prouder. They are fine young women. They have worked really hard. We are a team that certainly has flaws. But we're in tune with what we need to do to have a chance to win. Not a lot of teams are willing to work that hard. This team has been. I give them all the credit."

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