STARKVILLE, Miss. — Junior Rhyne Howard scored 33 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime, as the 13th-ranked Kentucky women's team topped No. 12 Mississippi State 92-86 on Sunday inside Humphrey Coliseum.
Howard was held to just four points in the first half and had just eight through three quarters before getting it going late. She had 15 points in the fourth quarter as UK fought back to tie the game and send it to overtime. Then, extra time, Howard scored 10 of Kentucky's 14 points to lead the Cats to victory.
Howard added 10 rebounds and six assists in the game. She was 10 of 19 from the floor in the game, including four of six from behind the arc, and nine of 10 at the free throw line.
Kentucky (9-1, 2-0 SEC) had three other players in double figures in the game. KeKe McKinney and Chasity Patterson each had 11 points and Robyn Benton had 10.
The Wildcats hit 30 of 61 (49.2 percent) from the field in the game, including 14 of 28 from behind the arc. Kentucky won the rebounding battle against a bigger Mississippi State team, 35-34.