Rhyne Howard with a basket to get the Cats on the board first, South Carolina ties it up at 2-2. South Carolina takes the lead as Zia Cooke scores a basket. Treasure Hunt with a 3 pointer, Cats take a short lead, but Aliyah Boston scores a basket to take it back, they head to the line, make both for a 8-5 game but Dre’Una Edwards drains a 3 pointer to tie it up and then a basket to take the lead, 10-8. Jazmine Massengill with a 3 pointer and South Carolina hits one as well, 13-11 for the Cats. South Carolina with a free throw, then back to back baskets to take a 16-13 lead over the Cats. Kentucky with a basket and a 3 pointer for the Cats to take back the lead and Boston with a basket to tie things up for an 18-18 score after one.
Carolina with a basket to take the lead and back to back baskets as Kentucky seems to miss them, 24-18 but they finally get a basket, South Carolina with a 3 pointer and a basket, 29-20, Dre’Una Edwards with a 3 pointer, but it is all South Carolina as they have bloomed their lead to 39-25. South Carolina will have a 41-27 lead going into halftime.
South Carolina right out of the gate with a basket, Kentucky misses, South Carolina scores again, Kentucky with a 3 pointer, 45-30. South Carolina extends their lead to 51-33. Carolina on an 11-4 run as Kentucky trails 62-37. South Carolina leads 64-41 after three.
South Carolina with a basket, Massengill with a 3 pointer and then the Cats get a basket. Kentucky tries to make a comeback but it’s not enough as South Carolina defeats them 74-54.
Final 1 South Carolina 74, 21 Kentucky 54