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Second-half surge carries Delaware past Kentucky

Nov 25, 2006 - 4:37 AM SAN FRANCISCO, California (Ticker) -- Kentucky couldn't cope with the hot shooting of Delaware.

Tyresa Smith scored 28 points and Chrissy Fisher added 22 as the Blue Hens rallied for a stunning 86-70 victory over the 24th-ranked Wildcats.

Delaware (3-1) shot a blistering 67 percent (16-of-24) in the second half in beating a ranked team for the first time in school history.

Trailing, 42-31, the Blue Hens scored the final eight points of the first half to pull within 42-39 at the break.

Fisher then scored seven points in a 9-0 run to put Delaware ahead for good, 50-46.

Smith later capped an 8-0 spurt that extended the advantage to 60-50 and the Wildcats (2-2) never got any closer.

Smith made 10-of-16 shots to help Delaware shoot 61 percent (30-of-49).

Sarah Elliott led Kentucky with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

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