No. 15 Kentucky women defeat No. 11 Texas A&M 71-58
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Evelyn Akhator and Alexis Jennings combined for 30 points and 34 rebounds and No. 15 Kentucky pulled away in the second half to defeat No. 11 Texas A&M 71-58 on Sunday.
The Wildcats (21-6, 10-6) head into the Southeast Conference tournament as the fifth seed with a six-game winning streak while the Aggies (21-8, 11-6), who had a six-game winning streak stopped, were locked in as the No. 2 seed.
Akhator had 15 points and 18 rebounds while Jennings had 15 and 16. With both players setting a career high on the boards, Kentucky had a 57-32 rebounding advantage with 19 coming on the offensive end.
Kentucky led 30-28 at the half, outscored the Aggies 19-11 in the third quarter and made 10 of 17 shots, including both 3s in the fourth quarter to close it out. Makayla Epps added 14 points.
Courtney Walker had 16 points and Courtney Williams 13 for the Aggies while Jordan Jones had 10 assists without scoring.