Howard nets 37, No. 13 Kentucky women edge No. 22 Vols 80-76

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rhyne Howard drained seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points and No. 13 Kentucky held off No. 22 Tennessee 80-76. 

Howard made several key baskets and then sank 4 of 6 free throws in the final minute as the Wildcats held off one last surge from the Lady Vols. 

Howard’s last 3-pointer put Kentucky on top 72-60 with 3:42 to play. Her made a layup at 1:54 stopped an 8-0 Tennessee run and took over at the foul line.

Rennia Davis led Tennessee with 27 points before fouling out in the final minute.

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