No. 5 Kentucky women beat East Tennessee St 73-56



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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Janee Thompson and Samarie Walker each scored 12 points to lead fifth-ranked Kentucky to a 73-56 victory over East Tennessee State on Sunday.

The Wildcats tied a school record with their 11th consecutive victory to open the season.

East Tennessee State (2-6) forced four lead changes and three ties in the first eight minutes, but the Wildcats used a 14-2 run to go up 31-18 with 8:15 remaining in the first half.

Kentucky led 49-29 at the half, but the Buccaneers pulled within 54-44 with 13:28 left. But East Tennessee State couldn't get within single digits.

Linnae Harper added 10 points for Kentucky.

Maria Bond led East Tennessee State with 14 points, and Chandler Christopher had 11.

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