01/29 20:25 CST No. 6 Tennessee women eke out 73-72 win over No. 10 Kentucky
No. 6 Tennessee women eke out 73-72 win over No. 10 Kentucky
By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) --- Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick combined to score
25 second-half points that helped sixth-ranked Tennessee top No. 10 Kentucky
and hold on for a tense 73-72 victory Thursday night.
Trailing 33-27 just after the break, the Lady Vols' two post players took
charge inside to seize control of a game that was tight throughout.
Harrison scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, while Burdick added 12
of her 16 in the final 20 minutes as Tennessee (18-3, 8-0 Southeastern
Conference) earned its first true road win over a top-10 opponent since 2008.
Makayla Epps' consecutive 3-pointers got Kentucky (16-5, 5-3) to 73-72 with
1:16 remaining and the Wildcats had several chances to win it in the final
minute. But Alexis Jennings missed with 2 seconds left and Jennifer O'Neill
couldn't get a good look on a final shot with 0.4 seconds left.