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No. 19 Kentucky holds off MSU
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Victoria Dunlap scored 22 points and No. 19 Kentucky held off a late rally to beat Mississippi State 72-60 on Sunday.
MSU (8-8, 0-4) has lost five games in a row.
The Wildcats (13-4, 2-2) started slowly but scored 22 straight points in the first half during a nine-minute stretch. They forced eight turnovers and didn’t give the Lady Bulldogs any second shots over that span.
Dunlap, who also had 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season, moved into fifth place on Kentucky’s all-time scoring list. She now has 1,567 career points for the Wildcats.
Kentucky led 42-21 at halftime and led by as many as 24 in the second half, but the Lady Bulldogs made a late push. Diamber Johnson scored 17 of her 20 points in the second but her team never got closer than 11.
Dunlap was one of four Wildcats to score in double figures Sunday.
Ole Miss falls at home
– OXFORD – Ole Miss lost 63-58 in overtime to South Carolina on Sunday, its third consecutive SEC loss.
Kayla Melson scored 21 points and reached a career milestone as she passed the 1,000-point mark. She came into the game with 995 points and is the 24th player in Rebel history to reach 1,000 career points.
Melson had a chance to win the game in regulation but her late runner missed the mark. Ole Miss (8-8, 1-3 SEC) trailed 28-24 at halftime.
– No. 20 Arkansas 57, Alabama 53: C’eira Ricketts scored 18 points and Sarah Watkins added 16 as Arkansas (15-2, 3-2) survived 28 turnovers.
Jasmine Robinson scored 12 points to lead the Crimson Tide (11-7, 0-5), who have dropped five straight.
– Georgia 70, Florida 64: The Bulldogs (14-3, 4-0) trailed 37-24 at the break but rallied behind a 13-0 run down the stretch. Jasmine James led the way with 18 points.
Florida’s Deana Allen had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
– Auburn 65, LSU 53: Jordan Greenleaf scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Tigers (11-7, 4-1). LSU trailed 32-21 at halftime.