UK Women lose close one

Brandy Montgomery had 27 points and seven rebounds and Auburn beat No. 7 Kentucky 66-61 on Sunday for its first victory over a Top 10 oppenent since January 2010.

Tra'Cee Tanner added 17 points, all in the second half, and 10 rebounds to help Auburn (11-3) overcome a 17-point deficit in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

The Tigers' last victory over a Top 10 team was against then-No. 9 Georgia on Jan. 31, 2010.

Montgomery made two free throws with 6 seconds left to ice the game.

Makayla Epps led Kentucky (11-1) with 20 points, and Evelyn Akhator had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Kentucky took a big lead with a 13-0 run in the second quarter, but Auburn closed the first half on a 6-0 run to cut the Wildcats' advantage to single digits.

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