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Howard scores 30 as Kentucky bests Georgia 84-76

UK Athletics
All-American Rhyne Howard scored a season-high 30 points as the 21st-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team topped No. 15 Georgia 84-76 on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum.

Rhyne Howard scored 17 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter and No. 21 Kentucky controlled the fourth quarter to defeat No. 15 Georgia 84-76.

Leading 58-57 after three quarters, Howard took over. She scored Kentucky’s first five points in the fourth, added a 3-pointer in the middle of the quarter and scored the Wildcats’ last nine points, closing the game on a personal seven-point run, including her third three-point play. Howard now has 1,872 points, passing Victoria Dunlap for third on the UK career list.

Kentucky (8-3, 1-0 SEC) forced Georgia into 19 turnovers and turned those miscues into 20 points. The Cats also held advantages in points in the paint (48-44), fast-break points (13-10), blocks (7-4) and steals (11-8).

Fans were encouraged not to attend because of hazardous road conditions due to inclement weather.

Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, visiting South Carolina in Columbia. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on ESPN.