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Southern Miss 71

(1-2, 0-1 away)

(17) Kentucky 88

(4-0, 3-0 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

    1 2 T
    USM 33 3871
    #17UK 37 5188

    Top Performers

    Southern Miss: T. Carey 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Kentucky: A. Mathies 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 6 Stl

    A'dia Mathies scores 20 points, leads Kentucky

    Associated Press

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A'dia Mathies scored 20 points to lead Kentucky (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to an 88-71 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

    Southern Miss (1-2) stayed close well into the second half, when the Wildcats (4-0) put the game out of reach with a 15-2 run.

    Tanecka Carey had 22 points and 11 turnovers for the Lady Eagles.

    The Wildcats were playing their third game in five days and came out fast, scoring the game's first 12 points before going cold. They shot 29.4 percent in the first half and failed to take advantage of 19 Southern Miss turnovers.

    The Lady Eagles took a 20-19 lead on a Carey's three-point play 9:13 before the half and stayed in front for almost nine minutes. Maegan Conwright's 3-pointer put the Wildcats back in front and they took a 37-33 lead into the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USM
    UK
    Points 71 88
    FG Made-Attempted 26-52 (.500) 31-89 (.348)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-8 (.250) 9-32 (.281)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-25 (.680) 17-31 (.548)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 17

    Game Leaders

     
    USM
    UK
    PointsT. Carey 22A. Mathies 20
    ReboundsT. Carey 8B. Goss 8
    AssistsJ. Faulkner 7B. Goss 4
    StealsJ. Faulkner 2A. Mathies 6
    BlocksA. Celmina 2A. Bishop 2

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