LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Makayla Epps scored 20 points, Evelyn Akhator had 15 points and 13 rebounds and No. 20 Kentucky defeated Samford 80-57 on Sunday.
Taylor Murray also had 15 points, going 5 of 7 from the field and the line, and Makenzie Cann came off the bench for 12 points for the Wildcats (5-1).
Kentucky had a 22-12 lead after one quarter and held Samford scoreless over the final 6:05 of the second to go up 41-17 at the half. The Wildcats held the Bulldogs to two field goals in 14 attempts in the second quarter and 27 percent shooting for the half.
Samford (2-4) hit 9 of 12 in the third quarter, scoring 25 points, but still trailed 63-42. Kassidy Blevins had 18 points and Hannah Nichols added 17 off the bench.
Kentucky shot 52 percent for the game. Samford shot 58 percent in the second half to finish at 42 percent overall.
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