MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Amanda Paschal scored 16 points and No. 13 Kentucky scored the first 13 points of the second half en route to a 67-52 win over Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.
Clinging to a 22-18 lead at the half, the Wildcats harassed the Blue Raiders into five turnovers early in the third quarter. Five different players scored for Kentucky (2-0) before Middle Tennessee ended the drought at the 6:48 mark.
The Wildcats had a 31-18 advantage in the third quarter, making 13 of 20 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Sabrina Haines added 12 points and Ogechi Anyagaligo 10 for the Wildcats.
Anastasia Hayes led the Blue Raiders (1-1) with 22.
Kentucky finished 7 of 21 from 3-point range while Middle Tennessee went 1 of 12. The Wildcats turned 20 Middle Tennessee turnovers into 22 points.
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