WACO, Texas —
Kentucky’s tenacious defense — a pressure, trapping, and often in-your-face attack — forced 22 turnovers. But the Wildcats managed only 12 points off those miscues.
That wasn’t nearly enough to beat the Lady Bears, who have also won 42 games in a row at home. That is tied with Miami (Fla.), for the second longest active home winning streak behind Stanford’s 80 in a row.
Sims, Griner and Williams were already in double-figure scoring by halftime. Brooklyn Pope finished with 10 points.
Griner had her 82nd consecutive double-figure scoring game while playing 29 minutes, when she also had five blocked shots and three steals. Her Big 12-record 606 career blocked shots are 57 behind the NCAA mark.
Kentucky plays its next four games at home before its Dec. 2 instate showdown at eighth-ranked Louisville.