Smith’s 20 helps Kentucky upset No. 17 Vanderbilt

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Amber Smith scored a career-high 20 points, and Amani Franklin had 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Kentucky beat No. 17 Vanderbilt 63-53 on Sunday for their first win over the Commodores in 11 years.

Smith scored 17 of her points in the second half and sparked a 21-7 run that erased a Vandy’s 10-point lead.

The Wildcats (13-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) shot just 31 percent from the field, but their defense forced 26 Vanderbilt turnovers and kept the Commodores to 40 percent shooting.

Junior guard Jence Rhoads had 17 points for Vanderbilt (12-4, 1-2), which made three shots in the final eight minutes and turned the ball over 16 times in the first half alone.