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Stallworth's 16 points, O'Neill's 12 lead No. 7 Kentucky women past No. 4 Louisville 69-64

Kentucky's Janee Thompson (3) shoots between Louisville's Shawnta' Dyer (12) and Shoni Schimmel (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Lexington, Ky.  (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky's Janee Thompson (3) shoots between Louisville's Shawnta' Dyer (12) and Shoni Schimmel (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

DeNesha Stallworth scored 15 second-half points and Jennifer O'Neill hit a critical jumper with 40.8 seconds left, rallying No. 7 Kentucky from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 4 Louisville 69-64 on Sunday.

Kentucky (8-0) also erased a big lead last year in a 48-47 win in Louisville. This time, the Wildcats were down 36-27 at halftime but went up 51-45 with 9:42 left behind Stallworth, O'Neill and Bernisha Pinkett, who sank two 3-pointers in the run.

Louisville (7-1) bounced back to tie the game three times and trailed just 64-62 with 2:14 to go. Stallworth made a free throw, then O'Neill's jumper from the top of the key sealed the Wildcats' third straight win over the Cardinals.

Stallworth's 16 points led the Wildcats, who were 8 of 17 on 3-pointers. Janee Thompson added 13.