ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Jennifer O'Neill scored 17 points and Janee Thompson added 15 to help No. 9 Kentucky beat South Florida 61-57 on Saturday in the final game of the Paradise Jam.
With the game tied at 55, Makayla Epps scored a layup with 33 seconds left. After Courtney Williams missed for South Florida, Thompson hit the first of two free throws.
Kentucky got the rebound and Bria Goss was fouled. She hit both her free throws to give the Wildcats (6-1) a 60-55 lead with 8 seconds left and seal the win.
The Wildcats trailed 43-36 with 11:15 left before rallying.
Williams scored 23 points to lead South Florida (5-2).