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No. 4 Kentucky runs past No. 13 Idaho State in NCAA Tournament

Rhyne Howard and Chasity Patterson combined for 28 points.
Kentucky guard Treasure Hunt (12) drives under pressure from Idaho State guard Tomekia Whitman...
Kentucky guard Treasure Hunt (12) drives under pressure from Idaho State guard Tomekia Whitman (2) during the first half of a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Sunday, March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP Images)
Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM EDT
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SAN ANTONIO (WKYT) - Rhyne Howard and Chasity Patterson combined for 28 points and No. 4 seed Kentucky beat No. 13 Idaho State 71-63 Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Howard scored 14 points, adding nine rebounds, four steals and five assists. Patterson also scored 14 points for the Wildcats.

Kentucky now moves on to face No. 5 seed Iowa and the nation’s leading scorer, Caitlin Clark. The Hawkeyes rolled past No. 12 seed Central Michigan in Sunday’s opening round. Kentucky and Iowa will play on Tuesday.

Blair Green was the third Wildcat in double figures Sunday with 10 points. Kentucky shot 38.1% from the floor and 44.4% (8-18) from three-point range. Kentucky trailed 18-12 after the first quarter, but outscored the Bengals 18-6 in the second quarter.

The Wildcats have now won 12 straight games in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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