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Kentucky wakes up in second half to beat Navy in first round

The Kentucky Wildcats got out to a rough start in their 2013 NCAA Tournament first round meeting against the Navy Midshipmen, but came out re-energized in the second half and got a big game from DeNesha Stallworth to advance to the second round, as described by Greg Alan Edwards of SB Nation's A Sea of Blue.

DeNesha Stallworth gets the game ball as she posted a double-double with 18 pts and 11 boards. But it was Jennifer O'Neill who got the ball rolling as A'Dia Mathies was nowhere to be found for most of the game. Look for her to break out in the next round. UK had three players in double figures as O'Neill and Walker joined Stallworth at the top of the scoring.

Kentucky outrebounded Navy 43-30, shot 80% from the line, and held Navy to 31.9% shooting for the game. The Hoops squad will face the winner of the St.John's/Dayton matchup.

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