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Final

South Carolina 50

(20-8, 9-6 SEC)

(13) Kentucky 53

(23-5, 12-3 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    SCAR 21 2950
    #13UK 23 3053

    Top Performers

    South Carolina: L. Sutton 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kentucky: A. Mathies 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kentucky caps off undefeated season at home

    Associated Press

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A'dia Mathies scored 21 points and the Kentucky women (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) defeated South Carolina 53-50 on Thursday night.

    The win give the Wildcats a 17-0 home record this season, the third time in program history they have gone undefeated at home.

    Bria Goss added 14 points for the Wildcats (23-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference), who set a school record for SEC wins in a season.

    Neither team led by more than six points until Kentucky went on a 9-2 run and built a nine-point lead at 48-39 with 5:05 remaining in the game. Mathies capped the run with a layup. But South Carolina battled back, trimming the deficit to 50-48 on a basket by Ashley Bruner with 42 seconds to go. Kentucky sealed it with three free throws in the final 10 seconds.

    La'Keisha Sutton scored 14 points, and Bruner had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Gamecocks (20-8, 9-6).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SCAR
    UK
    Points 50 53
    FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 20-51 (.392)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-7 (.000) 1-9 (.111)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 12-14 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 9

    Game Leaders

     
    SCAR
    UK
    PointsL. Sutton 14A. Mathies 21
    ReboundsA. Bruner 11M. Conwright 7
    AssistsI. Walker 4A. Mathies 2
    StealsI. Walker 1A. Mathies 2
    BlocksL. Sutton 1S. Walker 1

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 15, 2012 UK 66, @SCAR 58Recap | Box Score
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