Kentucky Pulls Away to Beat Lady Vols 71-56

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Kentucky beats Xavier 2-1. Photo by Grace Bradley | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Chasity Patterson scored 21 points and No. 20 Kentucky was 10 of 20 from 3-point range to pull away for a 71-56 win over No. 16 Tennessee. The Lady Vols, who won the first meeting 70-53 on Jan. 24, were without Rennia Davis, their leading rebounder (8.9) and second-leading scorer (14.5) because of COVID-19 protocol. Tennessee was off last week because of a coronavirus break. The Wildcats took control in the fourth quarter, going 5 for 5 from 3-point range and outscoring Tennessee 25-9. Kentucky won despite leading scorer and 3-point shooter Rhyne Howard scoring just eight points and missing both her shots behind the arc. Rae Burrell scored 22 points for the Lady Vols.

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