With an impressive win over No. 12 Texas A&M in Memorial Colisuem followed up by a disappointing loss on the road to LSU, the Kentucky women’s basketball team (15-3) dropped one spot to No. 12 in the latest AP poll.
The ladies earned a 22-point victory against the Aggies – who were without their star player, Chennedy Carter, due to injury – but couldn’t build off that momentum when they visited Baton Rouge on Sunday. The ‘Cats battled through their worst shooting slump of the season and narrowly came back from 18 points down to beat the Tigers, but the comeback effort was too little too late.
Despite all of that, it’s not shocking to see Kentucky drop just one spot. They were EXCELLENT in the second half of the win over Texas A&M. Even though the Aggies didn’t have Carter, Kentucky was playing near the top of its game. Unfortunately, that effort didn’t travel with them against LSU.
Joining the ‘Cats out of the SEC in the top-25 are some familiar names. Obviously, A&M didn’t fall too far, dropping just three spots to No. 15.
South Carolina (who rocked UK by 27 points earlier in the year) remains at No. 1 in the country while Mississippi State jumped up a spot, coming in at No. 9. Kentucky will face MSU at home on Feb. 16.
The Tennessee Volunteers, who lost to Kentucky by four, slid up by one spot to No. 22.
Kentucky will actually take a seven-day break before they play another game. They host Auburn on Jan. 27 in Lexington at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.