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No. 18 Kentucky Rallies Past No. 8 Lady Vols 75-71

No. 18 Kentucky Rallies Past No. 8 Lady Vols 75-71

CREATED Feb 16, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 points and sparked a comeback as No. 18 Kentucky rallied for a 75-71 victory over No. 8 Tennessee on Sunday, earning the Wildcats' first win in Knoxville since 1985.

O'Neill had Kentucky's first six points during a 7-0 run that gave the Wildcats a 73-69 lead in the closing minutes.

Kentucky (19-6, 7-5 SEC) had lost to Tennessee (20-5, 9-3) in its last 16 trips to Knoxville since a 76-72 overtime victory on Jan. 23, 1985, at Stokely Athletics Center. Kentucky had never beaten Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena, the Lady Vols' home since 1987-88.

Kentucky led 73-71 with 13.4 seconds remaining when Janee Thompson missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving Tennessee one last chance. After the Lady Vols called timeout with 5.4 seconds left, Isabelle Harrison committed Tennessee's 22nd turnover. Kastine Evans made the steal and sank two game-clinching free throws.

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