LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Makayla Epps scored 14 of her 23 points in the third period to rally No. 12 Kentucky women from a seven-point halftime deficit before the Wildcats held off No. 19 Tennessee for a 64-63 victory on Monday night.
Kentucky (15-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) looked down and out trailing 35-28 at the break before Epps shifted momentum by pushing a quicker tempo resulting in the Wildcats’ first seven points of the period. She kept going to the basket to help Kentucky take a 49-44 lead into the fourth that reached 10 before a wild finish.
Tennessee (12-7, 3-3 SEC) stormed back within a basket several times thanks to Te’a Cooper, who made consecutive baskets and had a chance to tie the game with 10.7 seconds left. But she made just one of two free throws and the final horn sounded before her final shot hit the rim.
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