Mathies lifts No. 9 Kentucky women over No. 6 UT

Mathies lifts No. 9 Kentucky women over No. 6 UT

January 12th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

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.