LEXINGTON, Ky. — A’dia Mathies drove the lane and scored in traffic with 4.2 seconds left to finish with a career-high 34 points and No. 9 Kentucky beat No. 6 Tennessee 61-60 Thursday night to snap the Lady Volunteers’ 36-game Southeastern Conference winning streak.
With Kentucky trailing 60-57, Mathies followed her own shot to cut it to one with 46 seconds left.
After Tennessee (12-4, 3-1) was called for a charge and Kentucky (15-2, 4-0) used a timeout, Mathies took the ball at halfcourt, dribbled into the lane and hit a 7-foot floater off the glass in the paint.
Kamiko Williams drove the length of the floor, but missed an off-balance 16-footer as time expired.
Tennessee lost for the first time since falling 53-50 at Georgia on Jan. 21, 2010.