basketball-women-d1 flag

The Associated Press | January 19, 2020

Women's basketball: LSU hangs on to upset No. 11 Kentucky

Women's basketball: Buzzer-beating 3-pointers highlight this week's top plays

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ayana Mitchell scored 15 points, Faustine Aifuwa added 10 points and 13 rebounds and LSU withstood Kentucky’s fourth-quarter rally to beat the No. 11 Wildcats 65-59 on Sunday.

Mitchell scored the game’s first five points, and the Lady Tigers (14-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) led the rest of the way, leading by 18 with nine minutes left. Rhyne Howard scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wildcats back, closing to within four with 49 seconds remaining. But Jaelyn Richard-Harris made four free throws and Jailin Cherry three to hold off Kentucky.

SCORES: Live scoring, stats for every game

The Wildcats (15-3, 4-2) scored 32 points in the fourth quarter, five more than their total through three quarters. The Tigers only had two field goals in the final period but made 16 of 22 free throws. The teams combined for 72 free throws, LSU making 26 of 38 and Kentucky 25 of 34.

The Wildcats trailed 28-16 at halftime after their lowest-scoring output in a half this season on 19% shooting. They finished at 23% to 47.5% for LSU.

Cherry finished with 13 points, Khayla Pointer 12 with seven assists and Richard-Harris 11 points for LSU.

RANKINGS: The latest Top 25 AP Poll

Howard had 12 rebounds and five steals. She made four 3-pointers, on 14 attempts, including a game-ending halfcourt basket. Sabrina Haines added 11 points and Jaida Roper 10.

The victory was LSU’s seventh straight at home.

Maryland women win Big Ten
LATEST RANKINGS AP pollNET rankingsPower 10  
ALL-TIME STARTING FIVE: Tennessee | UConn
HISTORY: Champions | Relive Baylor's 2019 title
 

Programs with the most Men's College World Series titles

Here's a look at the college baseball programs with multiple Men's College World Series titles.
READ MORE

Here are the college baseball coaches with the most College World Series victories

Here's a look at the 12 coaches who have the most wins in the College World Series.
READ MORE

2021 NCAA Division I women's golf championships field announced

The 2021 NCAA Division I women's golf championship field is set. Here is every team and individual that made it from regional play.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners