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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Azia Bishop scored 17 points to help No. 5 Kentucky beat LSU 73-60 on Sunday.
Bishop, a sophomore who was averaging 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds before Sunday's game, made seven of her 10 shots in 20 minutes. She stepped up at several key passages in which LSU threatened the Wildcats' lead. She also had five rebounds.
The Lady Tigers traded the lead with Kentucky (19-2, 7-1 SEC) several times throughout the first half but could never gain a lead of more than one possession. With 26 seconds left in the first half and the game tied at 26, Bishop hit a 3-pointer. Her layup gave the Wildcats a 31-26 halftime lead.
The Lady Tigers closed Kentucky's lead to 49-45 with 8:40 to play, and Bishop scored her first basket of the second half on the next possession.
Adrienne Webb had 18 points for the Lady Tigers (12-8, 3-4).