BATON ROUGE, La. – Rhyne Howard scored 26 points, but the 11th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team struggled from the field all day, as the Cats fell to LSU 65-59 on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
For Howard, it was her eighth consecutive game with at least 20 points scored. The SEC's leading scorer hit seven of 22 from the field, including four of 14 from behind the arc. The sophomore from Cleveland, Tennessee made eight of 10 at the line and had 12 rebounds, registering her fourth double-double of the season.
Coach Matthew Mitchell's Kentucky team (15-3, 4-2 SEC) made just 14 of 60 (23.3 percent) from the field, including just six of 26 (23.1 percent) from behind the arc. The Cats were able to make 25 of 34 (73.5 percent) from the free throw line in the game.
Sabrina Haines scored 11 points for the Cats and Jaida Roper added 10.
UK returns to action on Monday, Jan. 27, hosting Auburn at Memorial Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.