Howard scores 30 as Kentucky bests Georgia 84-76
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).
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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.