Ole Miss gets on the board first with layup by Valerie Nesbitt; Blair Green gets the Cats on the board with a jumper and ties up the game. Ole Miss at the line, Madison Scott makes one of two for the Rebels to take the lead. Rhyne Howard makes a layup for the Cats to take the lead, but its short lived when Shakira Austin makes one as well. Blair Green with a jumper puts the Cats back up top and Rhyne Howard adds two more. Rhyne Howard makes a free throw, but Ole Miss gets a layup. Kentucky with a 3 pointer by KeKe McKinney, Ole Miss scores a layup, and the Cats answer with one right back. Ole Miss with a layup followed by a free throw, they hit a 3 pointer to take the lead and a jumper. Kentucky ends the quarter with a basket but Ole Miss will lead 17-16 after one.
Ole Miss with a layup from Shakira Austin and then one from Valerie Nesbitt had the Rebels up by 5 already. Kentucky gets their first points of the quarter with layup by Chasity Patterson, Rebel’s Shakira Austin responds with one right back, Patterson gets one, and Donnetta Johnson gets the Rebels another one as they still lead the Cats. Rebels with a layup, Chasity Patterson responds with a 3 pointer, and Snudda Collins responds to her with a 3 pointer as well. Ole Miss at the line, and they make both free throws as their lead grows to 9 over the Cats. They make one of two and then score a layup as it’s now a 12 point deficit for the Cats, and the Rebels have gone on an 8-0 run. Rhyne Howard makes both of her free throws but Ole Miss answers with a layup. Kentucky gets it down to just nine, but the Rebels answers with back to back layup as the Rebels will take a 41-28 lead into halftime.