Howard’s 43 point night leads #14 UK to 81-71 win at Alabama

Howard’s 43 point night leads #14 UK to 81-71 win at Alabama

(WAVE) - Rhyne Howard surpassed her four-day old career-high with a 43 point night on Thursday at Alabama as the #14 Cats (13-2, 2-1 SEC) beat the Tide 81-71.

Howard scored 37 in a win over Tennessee on Sunday. Her 43 point tied the UK program record. Jennifer O’Neill scored 43 against Baylor on December 6, 2013.

Howard hit 14 of 21 shots including 7-11 from three.

UK trailed Bama 15-9 after a first quarter, but responded by outscoring the Tide 28-9 in the second quarter. Howard scored 10 in that quarter.

Alabama falls to 10-6, 0-3 in the SEC.

The Cats are Florida (11-5, 2-1) on Sunday at 12 p.m.

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