Rhyne Howard Leads UK To 80-76 Victory over Lady Vols

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rhyne Howard scored a career high 37 points as the 13th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team topped No. 22 Tennessee 80-76 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

Rhyne Howard, shown in an earlier game, hit a career-high 37 points to spark UK to an important victory over Tennessee Sunday. (UK Athletics Photo by Sarah Caputi)

Howard tied the UK school record with seven made three-pointers in a game, a record she also tied last season against Southern. On Sunday, Howard made 12 of 27 shots overall, including seven of 13 from behind the arc and six of nine from the line for her 37 points. She added nine rebounds and five assists in the game.

Sabrina Haines was the only other Kentucky player in double figures, scoring 11 in the game, including three baskets from behind the arc.

UK (12-2, 1-1 SEC) forced 21 Tennessee turnovers and converted those into 28 points. The Cats had just 13 turnovers, leading to 13 Lady Vols' points. Kentucky took advantage of hot shooting from behind the arc, making 13 of 27 (48.1 percent) of its long-range baskets, while Tennessee made just three of 11.

Kentucky returns to action on Thursday, facing Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on SEC Network Plus.

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