LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Makayla Epps scored 23 points, moving into fifth place on the Kentucky career scoring list, and grabbed eight rebounds and the No. 25 Wildcats defeated Vanderbilt 71-63 on Sunday.
The senior guard, who also had five assists, jumped two places on the all-time list with 1,620 points. Evelyn Akhator added 20 points and eight rebounds and Taylor Murray 18 points and seven assists.
The Wildcats (16-8, 7-4 SEC), coming off back-to-back conference losses, made only 2 of 14 3-point attempts but dominated scoring in the paint 42-22 and took advantage of a lopsided free-throw margin, making 19 of 22 to 3 of 4 for Vanderbilt
The Commodores (11-12, 1-9) outshot and outrebounded Kentucky but committed 21 turnovers. Kayla Overbeck led Vanderbilt with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Christa Reed added 12 points and Erin Whalen 11.
The game was tied when Kentucky finished the last three minutes of the third quarter on a 9-0 run. Vanderbilt opened the fourth quarter with two 3-pointers but Kentucky rebuilt an 11-point lead with 1:42 to go behind seven points from Akhator.
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