No. 6 Kentucky holds off Georgia women, 69-64

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Kentucky took the lead with a 9-0 run in the second half and the No. 6 Wildcats wore down short-handed Georgia and beat the No. 15 Lady Bulldogs 69-64 on Thursday night.

Bria Goss, who had a career-high 22 points, hit two 3-pointers in the big run, including one that gave the Wildcats a 54-52 lead. Samarie Walker added 18 points for Kentucky (17-2, 6-0 Southeastern Conference).

Kentucky used 12 players while Georgia (15-4, 4-2), limited by injuries, used only seven.

Bulldogs starting guard Jasmine James, the team's primary ball-handler, was held out with a sprained right knee. Freshman Erika Ford, starting for James, led Georgia with 17 points. Jasmine Hassell had 13 points and Khaalidah Miller had 12.