COLUMBIA, Missouri — Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points to pace a balanced attack and No. 14 Kentucky outlasted Missouri 83-69 on Sunday.
Kentucky led 43-40 at the break but Missouri responded and went up 50-48 with 14:07 left. The Wildcats scored the next 11 points, including a 3-pointer by Bria Goss, and Missouri never got closer than six points the rest of the way.
Makayla Epps had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky (16-4, 5-2 SEC). Goss finished with 16, Linnae Harper had 15 points, 10 boards and four steals and Alexis Jennings contributed 10 points. The Wildcats had 12 steals and forced 22 Missouri turnovers.
Sierra Michaelis led Missouri (11-9, 1-6) with 16 points. Maddie Stock made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Morgan Eye added 13 points despite 3-of-12 shooting and Jordan Frericks had 10 points and 13 rebounds.