UK women lose big lead, holds on against Auburn 68-61

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LEXINGTON, Ky (AP) - Rhyne Howard hit three clutch free throws, collected a steal and blocked a shot in the final 29 seconds as the No. 13 Kentucky women held off Auburn, 68-61.

The Wildcats dropped to 13th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Then ranked No. 11, Kentucky suffered a tough loss at LSU on January 18, a game in which they rallied from an 18-point deficit to trail by just two possessions late. Auburn was its first game after a seven-day layoff.