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No. 13 Kentucky women storm back from double-digit deficit to knock off No. 7 Louisville 77-68

  • Louisville's Mariya Moore, center, collides with Kentucky's Bria Goss, left, and Jennifer O'Neill as they go after a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville's Mariya Moore, center, collides with Kentucky's Bria Goss, left, and Jennifer O'Neill as they go after a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's Azia Bishop, left, attempts to block the shot of Louisville's Shawnta' Dyer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Kentucky's Azia Bishop, left, attempts to block the shot of Louisville's Shawnta' Dyer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, right, argues with official Daryl Humphrey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville head coach Jeff Walz, right, argues with official Daryl Humphrey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 77-68. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

Janee Thompson scored 19 points and Jennifer O'Neill added 17 to help No. 13 Kentucky beat No. 7 Louisville 77-68 Sunday.

Myisha Hines-Allen led the Cardinals (8-1) with 17 points and nine rebounds and Bria Smith added 15 points.

After Thompson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to tie it at 66, Louisville followed with a turnover and O'Neill converted a pair of free throws with 2:33 to play to give the Wildcats(8-1) a 68-66 lead.

Linnae Harper and O'Neill followed with layups to pull away for good.

The Wildcats trailed by 16 with 6:44 to play in the first half and 42-29 at the half, but stormed back to outscore the Cardinals by 22 in the second half.