LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sabrina Haines tied her season-high with 17 points as the 13th-ranked Kentucky women's team held off Auburn 68-61 on Monday night at Memorial Coliseum.
Kentucky (16-3, 5-2 SEC) got a career-high tying 13 points and eight rebounds from KeKe McKinney, who had missed the previous four games due to injury. The junior from Knoxville, Tennessee, made all six of her shots from the field, including her only three-point attempt.
Kentucky's Rhyne Howard, who entered the game tied for second in the nation in scoring at 23.9 points per game, was held in check by the Tigers in addition to a third-quarter hand injury that limited her to 29 minutes in the game. The sophomore scored just 10 points, on three-of-13 shooting from the field.
Kentucky returns to action on Thursday, visiting Missouri in Columbia. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.