No. 10 Kentucky women beat No. 6 Duke 72-65

By Colin Fly

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 6:30 p.m. MST

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A'dia Mathies scored 23 points, freshman Bria Goss added 18 and No. 10 Kentucky beat No. 6 Duke 72-65 on Thursday night in front of the largest home crowd for a women's game in Wildcats history.

Freshman Azia Bishop added 12 points as Kentucky (9-0) shook off a slow start with a second-half rally in front of 14,508 fans at Rupp Arena for its 29th straight nonconference home win. The Wildcats used their pressure defense to force the Blue Devils into a season-high 24 turnovers and made several clutch shots during an 8-0 run that sealed the victory.

Elizabeth Williams scored 17 for Duke (6-2), but the Blue Devils couldn't counter Kentucky after falling behind by 10 with just under 5 minutes to play.

Duke's only previous loss was by two points to Notre Dame.

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