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UK's Bishop content being role player

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Azia Bishop is quite content being a contributor for No. 8 Kentucky.

But the Wildcats sophomore showed she has the potential to become a significant factor in the rotation after Sunday's career-best performance against LSU showed that

The Kentucky forward came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points and snare five rebounds in a 73-60 victory that kept the second-place Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) close to Tennessee entering Sunday's game against No. 13 Georgia.

It was Bishop's fourth game back since missing two contests after breaking her left wrist against Alabama on Jan. 6. She returned sooner than expected, though she's not about to supplant starters Samarie Walker or DeNesha Stallworth in the post. But a bigger role in Kentucky's offense is possible for Bishop.


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