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UK Hoops falls at Alabama 77-75

Jasmine Robinson scored 17 points and Alabama held off a big rally for a 77-75 victory over No. 7 Kentucky on Thursday night, the Crimson Tide's first win against a ranked team in more than nine years.

The Tide (12-15, 2-11 Southeastern Conference) had most of a 23-point lead wiped out in the second half before handing the league-leading Wildcats (21-5, 10-3) their third straight defeat.

Alabama hadn't beaten a ranked team since a 70-59 win over No. 24 BYU on Dec. 21, 2002.

A'dia Mathies kept this one in question with 26 points for Kentucky, including a 3-pointer with 1 second left.

Mathies drained a quick 3 and Bria Goss scored on a drive to make it 74-70 with 35 seconds to go. Shafontaye Myers dribbled around for some 20 seconds against Kentucky's full-court pressure before heaving a long pass to a streaking Meghan Perkins for the game-sealing layup.


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