Kentucky improves to 17-3, 5-2 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU falls to 14-5 overall, 3-4 in the SEC.
The Wildcats recorded their first win against LSU since the 1999 SEC Tournament and notched their first win in Baton Rouge since Feb. 25, 1995 (63-49). UK had lost 16 consecutive games to LSU and eight in a row in Baton Rouge.
With the 17th win of the year, Kentucky eclipsed the win total from the 2008-09 season (16-16).
Kentucky has won four consecutive SEC games, marking the longest SEC win streak since winning four in a row during the 2005-06 season.
UK improves to 2-1 against ranked teams this season as the Wildcats also defeated No. 17 Vanderbilt on Jan. 10.
The Wildcats have 35 upsets (a win over a higher ranked team) in program history, including two over LSU. UK also upset the 17th-ranked Lady Tigers in the SEC Tournament in 1999.
This marks UK's first win over a ranked foe on the road since 2008 when UK topped No. 17 Georgia, 47-44 in Athens, Ga.
The Lady Tigers own a 28-8 overall series lead, including an 11-3 mark in Baton Rouge.
UK head coach Matthew Mitchell improves his career record to 80-64, including a 50-35 mark at UK. The win marked his first career win over LSU, improving to 1-6 all-time against the Lady Tigers.
This marks Mitchell's sixth win over a ranked opponent in his three seasons at UK.
Kentucky is 592-450 all-time in 36 years of varsity women's basketball and owns a 114-205 all-time mark in SEC play.
The Wildcats are 2-3 this season in games decided by 10 points or less and own a 24-22 record in close games under head coach Matthew Mitchell.
Up next: Kentucky returns to action Sunday, facing Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. EST and the game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Network, with the Voice of UK Hoops, Neil Price calling the action.