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Goss forces key turnover late as No. 13 Kentucky women snap 3-game skid, beat Arkansas 56-51

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — Bria Goss scored 11 points and forced a key turnover late to help No. 13 Kentucky hold on to beat Arkansas 56-51 on Thursday night and snap its three-game losing skid.

Kentucky (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) has reached the 20-win plateau for a school record sixth-straight season, and secured a first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. Arkansas (16-11, 6-9) is tied with Missouri for eighth in the conference, and ends its regular season against the Tigers on Sunday.

PHOTO: Kentucky guard Makayla Epps, left, drives past Arkansas guard Jessica Jackson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)
Kentucky guard Makayla Epps, left, drives past Arkansas guard Jessica Jackson, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

The Razorbacks used a 10-0 run to get within 52-51 with 1:41 remaining.

Alexis Jennings answered with a layup, and blocked a shot with 1:00 left. Kentucky's Linnae Harper then missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Arkansas' Melissa Wolff grabbed the carom to give the Razorbacks another opportunity.

But Goss forced a turnover and ran the length of the court for a layup to end it.

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