LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rhyne Howard scored 26 points, but her last-second three-pointer came up just short as the 14th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team lost to No. 7 Louisville 67-66 before a crowd of 11,256 on Sunday at Rupp Arena.
Louisville (10-1) dominated the rebounding battle, claiming 37 boards compared to just 17 for Kentucky. The Cards had 15 offensive rebounds and 11 second-chance points, compared to just seven offensive rebounds and six second-chance points for the Cats. The Cards also used their size advantage to outscore the Cats 36-16 on points in the paint.
Kentucky hit 22 of its 50 shots (44.0 percent) in the game, including 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from behind the arc. The Cats also made 12 of 15 (80 percent) from the free throw line. Louisville made 29 of 56 (51.8 percent) from the floor, including five of 15 (33.3 percent) from three-point range. The Cards made all four of their free throw attempts.
Kentucky returns to action on Saturday, visiting Berkeley to face California. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be heard on the UK Sports Network.
Below is a video of Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell's postgame press conference with the media.