Howard scores 24 as #13 UK beats #10 Arkansas 75-64

Howard scores 24 as #13 UK beats #10 Arkansas 75-64
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

(WAVE) - All-American Rhyne Howard scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half as #13 UK tipped off SEC play with a 75-64 win over #10 Arkansas.

Howard was 4-7 from three-point range and added 10 rebounds and four assists.

The Razorbacks got within three at 63-60 on an Erynn Barnum layup with 3:19 left, but the Cats answered with a Blair Green three. Green had 10 points.

Howard added a triple with 1:06 left to extend the UK lead to nine.

The Cats improve to 8-1, 1-0 in the SEC. Arkansas falls to 9-2, 0-1.

After Sunday’s game at Tennessee was postponed to a positive COVID test in the Vols program, the SEC made a schedule adjustment. The Cats will visit #12 Mississippi State (6-1, 1-0) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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