(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.