UK Women's Basketball | UK hangs on to beat Missouri 64-62

01/05/2017 11:54 PM

#24 UK had a cold start tonight falling behind Missouri 15-5 before senior Makayla Epps hit a 3 at the buzzer to finish the first half. The second period went completely different for the Wildcats as they outscored Missouri 26-6 to take a 34-21 lead in to the half. Missouri got within 3 late but Maci Morris hit a free throw with 7 seconds left to extend the lead to 4.

Makayla Epps led the Wildcats in scoring with 17 points and 5 assists and Evelyn Akhator had 14 points and 8 rebounds. UK improves to 10-5 and picks up their first win in the SEC and are currently 1-1 in the league.

Up next for the Wildcats is Texas A&M, who travel to Lexington on Sunday with a 2pm scheduled tip-off.

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