Sunday, February 16, 2014

No. 18 Kentucky 75, No. 8 Lady Vols 71

Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 points and sparked a comeback as No. 18
Kentucky rallied for a 75-71 victory over No. 8 Tennessee on Sunday,
earning the Wildcats' first win in Knoxville since 1985.

O'Neill had all of Kentucky's points during a 6-0 run that gave the
Wildcats a 72-69 lead in the closing minutes.

Kentucky (19-6, 7-5 SEC) had lost to Tennessee (20-5, 9-3) in its last
16 trips to Knoxville since a 76-72 overtime victory on Jan. 23, 1985,
at Stokely Athletics Center. Kentucky had never beaten Tennessee in
Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Vols' home since 1987-88.

Kentucky led 73-71 with 13.4 seconds remaining when Janee Thompson
missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving Tennessee one last
chance. After the Lady Vols called timeout with 5.4 seconds left,
Isabelle Harrisoncommitted Tennessee's 22nd turnover. Kastine Evans
made the steal and sank two game-clinching free throws.

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