No. 24 Arkansas women get rare win at Kentucky 71-50
LEXINGTON, Kent. (AP) — Erynn Barnum and Saylor Poffenbarger scored 17 points apiece and No. 24 Arkansas ended a three-game losing streak with a rare win at Kentucky, topping the Wildcats 71-50 on Sunday.
Makayla Daniels added 11 points for the Razorbacks (14-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), who are now 4-13 in Lexington, last winning there in 2003.
Barnum was 7-of-11 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds, dished a career-high seven assists and had three blocks for Arkansas, which lost to ranked Oregon and LSU after a win over No. 16 Creighton had them at 13-0 to start the season.
Blair Green scored 14 to lead the Wildcats (8-6, 0-2) and Jada Walker added 13. Maddie Scherr had 10 rebounds and eight points.
Poffenbarger’s three-point play kicked off a 10-0 run to close the first quarter for a 16-8 Arkansas lead and Barnum scored the first six points of the second quarter as the Razorbacks took a 24-19 lead into intermission.
Arkansas put together an 18-2 run in the third quarter, increasing their lead to 52-25 when Daniels nailed her third triple of the period.
Kentucky was 2 of 14 from 3-point range and shot 26% overall. The Wildcats also had 23 turnovers that the Razorbacks turned into 33 points.
Arkansas is home against Florida on Thursday, while Kentucky goes to Georgia.
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