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Kentucky gets past Mizzou in another close finish

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 18:38:44-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rhyne Howard scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the 15th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team held off Missouri 61-55 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky (13-4, 6-3 SEC) got 10 points and nine rebounds from Dre'una Edwards and seven points apiece from Robyn Benton and Chasity Patterson.

The Cats made just 22 of 60 (36.7 percent) of their shots in the game, including just three of 13 (23.1 percent) from behind the arc. Meanwhile, Missouri made 20 of 52 (38.5 percent) from the field and just one of 18 (5.6 percent) from behind the arc.

Kentucky's bench came up big in this game, outscoring Missouri's bench 21-6. Kentucky also had a 19-6 advantage in points off turnovers.