UK women bounced by Washington in Sweet 16

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Talia Walton scored 30 points, Chantel Osahor had 19 points and 17 rebounds and seventh-seeded Washington beat third-seeded Kentucky 85-72 on Friday night in an NCAA Lexington Regional semifinal.

Kelsey Plum added 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help Washington reach its first regional final since 2001. The Huskies (25-10) will seek their first Final Four appearance in school history Sunday when they face No. 1 seed Notre Dame or No. 4 seed Stanford in the regional final

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Washington has shown a knack for delivering in hostile territory. The Huskies followed up their second-round upset of No. 2 seed Maryland on the Terrapins’ home floor by surprising the Wildcats at Rupp Arena.

Makayla Epps scored 30 points for Kentucky (25-8). Evelyn Akhataor had 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Alexis Jennings added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com