Kentucky Blasts Tennessee State, 81-39
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Evelyn Akhator had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 7 Kentucky to an 81-39 victory over Tennessee State on Monday night.
The Wildcats (11-0) become the second team in school history to win their first 11 games. Kentucky opened 2013-14 with 11 straight victories and finished with a 26-9 record.
Kentucky placed six players in double figures Monday night. Freshmen Maci Morris and Taylor Murray had 13 points each, Alexis Jennings and Janee Thompson added 10 each and Makayla Epps scored 11.
Jayda Johnson led Tennessee State (5-7) with 19 points.
The Wildcats closed the first quarter with a 20-3 run for a 27-9 lead. Morris and Murray gave the Wildcats a spark off the bench, combining for 14 points during the spurt.
Murray led the Wildcats with 10 points in the first half, while Morris had eight.
Kentucky stretched the lead to 33-9 after scoring the first six points of the second quarter. Tennessee State ended a 5-minute scoring drought on a basket by Johnson, the first of three straight baskets by the Lady Tigers, who shot 27 percent (16 for 60) from the field.
The Wildcats improved to 93-17 overall against Ohio Valley Conference opponents. Kentucky is undefeated against OVC members Tennessee State (6-0), Austin Peay (5-0), Eastern Illinois (2-0), Jacksonville State (1-0), Murray State (13-0) and Tennessee-Martin (5-0).