Wildcats edge Lady Bulldogs

Kentucky women 69, Georgia 64

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ATHENS, Ga. — Kentucky took the lead with a 9-0 run in the second half and the No. 6 Wildcats wore down short-handed Georgia and beat the No. 15 Lady Bulldogs 69-64 on Thursday night.

Georgia's Jasmine Hassell (left) and Erika Ford battle Kentucky's Azia Bishop for a rebound during the Wildcats' 69-64 victory over the shorthanded Lady Bulldogs.  RICHARD HAMM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
RICHARD HAMM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia's Jasmine Hassell (left) and Erika Ford battle Kentucky's Azia Bishop for a rebound during the Wildcats' 69-64 victory over the shorthanded Lady Bulldogs.

Bria Goss, who had 22 points, hit two 3-pointers in the run, including one that gave the Wildcats (17-2, 6-0 South­eastern Conference) a 54-52 lead.

Georgia (15-4, 4-2), limited by injuries, used only seven players. Starting guard Jasmine James was held out with a sprained right knee. Erika Ford led Georgia with 17 points.

NO. 3 CONNECTICUT 80, CINCINNATI 37

In Storrs, Conn., Tiffany Hayes scored 17 points and Connecticut (16-2, 5-1 Big East) routed Cincinnati (9-9, 0-5).

NO. 8 MARYLAND 86, WAKE FOREST 58

In College Park, Tianna Hawkins set a school record with 24 rebounds and scored 18 points to lift Maryland (18-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) past Wake Forest (11-7, 1-4).

NO. 9 TENNESSEE 65, LOUISIANA STATE 56

In Knoxville, Tenn., Meighan Simmons scored 19 points as Tennessee (14-4, 5-1 SEC) beat Louisiana State University (13-5, 4-2).

NO. 10 OHIO STATE 82, NO. 20 NEBRASKA 68

In Columbus, Ohio, Tayler Hill had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Ohio State (18-1, 5-1 Big Ten) past Nebraska (15-3, 4-2).

NO. 11 MIAMI 56, VIRGINIA 53

In Charlottesville, Va., Shenise Johnson scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 18.2 seconds left to lift Miami (15-3, 6-1 ACC) over Virginia (14-6, 2-4).

NO. 13 PURDUE 82, INDIANA 60

In Bloomington, Ind., Antionette Howard scored a season-high 20 points, leading Purdue (16-3, 6-0 Big Ten) past Indiana (5-14, 0-6).

NO. 16 DELAWARE 65, TOWSON 46

In Towson, Md., Elena Delle Donne and Lauren Carra each scored 15 points as Delaware (15-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) beat Towson (11-6, 2-4).

NO. 22 PENN STATE 71, ILLINOIS 65

In Champaign, Ill., Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and Penn State (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) beat Illinois (6-13, 0-6).

NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 56, VIRGINIA TECH 37

In Blacksburg, Va., Brittany Rountree scored 17 points and North Carolina (13-5, 3-2 ACC) beat Virginia Tech (6-13, 2-4).

ARKANSAS 69, NO. 25 VANDERBILT 47

In Fayetteville, Ark., Sarah Watkins scored 21 points to lead Arkansas (13-5, 2-4 SEC) over Vanderbilt (14-4, 2-3).

AUBURN 53, SOUTH CAROLINA 49

In Auburn, Ala., Tyrese Tanner had 15 points to lead the Tigers (10-9, 2-4 SEC) past South Carolina (14-5, 3-3).

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 62, CLEMSON 46

In Clemson, S.C., Bonae Holston had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead North Carolina State (13-6, 3-3 ACC) over the Tigers (5-11, 1-4).


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