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Lady Vols crush UK Hoops 91-54

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Meighan Simmons scored a season-high 25 points and No. 13 Tennessee routed No. 7 Kentucky 91-54 on Monday night.

Shekinna Stricklen added 18 points for the Lady Volunteers, who shot 59 percent while holding Kentucky to 33.3 percent.

Tennessee (18-7, 9-3 Southeastern Conference) never trailed. Simmons hit consecutive 3-pointers to make it 10-2.

The Wildcats (21-4, 10-2) pulled within 21-16 on a steal by Azia Bishop and a layup by Bernisha Pinkett with 9:20 in the first half, but they wouldn't get any closer. The loss marked the first time this season Kentucky has dropped consecutive games.

Vicki Baugh converted a putback and was fouled by Bishop. She missed the free throw but charged through the lane to grab the rebound and scored to put Tennessee up 29-18. The baskets launched a 14-0 run.

Bria Goss scored 15 points to lead Kentucky.


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