UK Women Prove It's All About Surviving And Advancing

Mar 20, 2012

AMES, Iowa   Keyla Snowden hit a jumper and two free throws in the final 18 seconds, and second-seeded Kentucky held off Green Bay 65-62 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Samarie Walker had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Snowden added 13 points for the Wildcats (27-6), who will face Gonzaga in the regional semifinals in Kingston, R.I.

Kentucky opened the game with a 21-6 run, then rallied after Green Bay erased a 17-point deficit and took a 62-61 lead with 1:57 left. Snowden responded with a short jumper that rolled in after sitting on the rim, and Adrian Ritchie air-balled a 3-pointer with a second left.

Julie Wojta and Sarah Eichler each scored 16 points for Green Bay (31-2), which forced 34 turnovers.