LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Samantha Drake scored 18 points and No. 8 Kentucky rebounded from its first loss of the season by routing Samford 90-61 Wednesday night for the Wildcats' 31st straight nonconference home victory.
Kentucky (11-1) never trailed against Samford (6-5) after falling at No. 3 Notre Dame on Sunday. Against the Bulldogs, everyone got involved with coach Matthew Mitchell using all 13 players on his bench in the first half.
Paige Anderson led Samford with 24 points, but the Bulldogs only managed to hang around for the first 3Â½ minutes before Kentucky used a 9-0 run to take a 10-point lead. Kentucky's frenetic defense forced 28 turnovers that the Wildcats converted into 35 points.