KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tamari Key scored a career-high 19 factors on 8-of-10 capturing, Rennia Davis added 15 factors and a career-high 20 rebounds, and No. 25 Tennessee throttled No. 12 Kentucky 70-53 on Sunday.
The Girl Vols took management within the third quarter when Key scored the primary six factors of the second half to begin an 11-1 run for a 38-23 lead. Tennessee scored the final eight factors for a 49-31 lead coming into the fourth quarter, which began with a 9-1 run for a 26-point lead.
Rae Burrell scored 13 factors and grabbed seven rebounds for the Girl Vols (10-3, 4-1 Southeastern Convention) and performed sterling protection on Kentucky star Rhyne Howard. Kasiyahna Kushkituah added 11 off the bench on 5 of seven capturing.
Chasity Patterson led Kentucky (11-4, 4-3) with 15 factors and Howard added 14, six under her common, however was Three of 16 capturing.
Tennessee’s dominating dimension was the distinction. The Girl Vols hounded the Wildcats, who’d gained the final three video games within the collection, into 29% (18 of 63) capturing and dominated the boards 56-25. That dominance included 21 offensive rebounds, 19 second-chance factors and a 44-18 distinction in factors within the paint.
Kentucky had it is worst capturing and lowest scoring recreation of the season.
Each groups struggled within the first half with Tennessee taking a 27-22 lead.
The sport was a make-up from a Jan. Three postponement and opened up when Vanderbilt, scheduled to face the Girl Vols, opted out of the remainder of the season final Monday. Mississippi is at Tennessee and Alabama at Kentucky on Thursday.
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