Sports
3:42 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

UK Women Make History In Knoxville

Going into Sunday's contest, the UK Women had never beaten the Lady Vols at Thompson-Boling Arena.  That's no longer the case now.

UK Junior guard Jennifer O'neill
Credit UK Athletics

Jennifer O'Neill scored 24 points and sparked a comeback as No. 18 Kentucky rallied for a 75-71 victory over No. 8 Tennessee on Sunday, earning the Wildcats' first win in Knoxville since 1985.

O'Neill had all of Kentucky's points during a 6-0 run that gave the Wildcats a 72-69 lead in the closing minutes.

Kentucky (19-6, 7-5 SEC) had lost to Tennessee (20-5, 9-3) in its last 16 trips to Knoxville since a 76-72 overtime victory on Jan. 23, 1985, at Stokely Athletics Center.

Kentucky led 73-71 with 13.4 seconds remaining when Janee Thompson missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving Tennessee one last chance. After the Lady Vols called timeout with 5.4 seconds left, Isabelle Harrison committed Tennessee's 22nd turnover. Kastine Evans made the steal and sank two game-clinching free throws.