OT Classic: UK Hoops 78 Mississippi State 75

Kentucky Upsets No. 3 Mississippi State on Senior Night

Wildcats Move to 11-4 in SEC Play

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Playing on Senior Night in Memorial Coliseum, Kentucky seniors Evelyn Akhator and Makayla Epps had huge efforts as No. 22/RV Wildcats upset No. 3/2 Mississippi State 78-75 in overtime on Thursday night.

 

Epps made what turned out to be the winning play with eight seconds remaining, rebounding an Akhator miss and sticking it back in to give Kentucky a 77-75 lead. MSU turned the ball over on its ensuing possession, giving Kentucky the ball with just 3.1 seconds remaining. Maci Morris converted one-of-two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to make it 78-75. Mississippi State’s mid-court shot as time expired was off the mark, and the Wildcats claimed the win.

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Railsplitters extend winning streak to 13 in decisive win over Anderson

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The 11th-ranked Railsplitters (23-4, 18-3 SAC) used a 15-0 first-half run and 43 combined points from Chris Perry (Bartow, Fla.) and Trevon Shaw (St. Helena Island, S.C.) to defeat the Anderson Trojans 93-71 in the regular-season home finale on Wednesday night at Tex Turner Arena.

The victory extends Lincoln Memorial’s winning streak to 13 and gives the Railsplitters a chance to clinch at worst a share of their fifth straight South Atlantic Conference title in the regular-season finale on Saturday.
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Missed free throws derail Lady Railsplitter comeback effort

HARROGATE, Tenn. – After clawing their way back from a 14 point deficit to tie the game with 1:45 left, missed free throws came back to haunt the No. 8/9 Lady Railsplitters as they fell to Anderson 76-73 Wednesday evening.

The loss drops LMU to 23-3 on the season and 18-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. The loss along with a Wingate win at Catawba tonight means that Wingate and LMU are now tied atop the conference standings with one game left. LMU is at Catawba on Saturday and Wingate is at Anderson.
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Union College Bulldogs are now the top dogs in the country

Top Dog: Union Ranked No. 1 in Latest NAIA Poll

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College is tops in all the land as the Bulldogs check in at No. 1 in the sixth regular-season edition of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday. Continue reading Union College Bulldogs are now the top dogs in the country

Missouri’s best shot not quite good enough as Cats win 72-62

Kentucky at Missouri, Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Mo.

Feb. 21, 2017
Attendance:
11,574

Missouri gave perhaps their best effort of the season in Tuesday’s game against Kentucky, but it wasn’t enough as in the end the Wildcats prevailed.

Final Score: No. 11/10 Kentucky 72, Missouri 62

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky won its fifth game in a row and is 23-5 overall, 13-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 7-20, 2-13 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 10-0
    • UK leads 3-0 in Columbia.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats return to Rupp Arena Saturday against Florida. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on CBS.
    • Kentucky and Florida sit atop the SEC standings with identical 13-2 league records.
    • Florida won the two teams’ first meeting this season 88-66 in Gainesville on Feb. 4.

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13th Region: Updated boys’ district tournament brackets (Wednesday February 22)

13th Region: Updated girls’ district tournament brackets (Wednesday February 22)

13th Region: Updated boys’ district tournament brackets (Tuesday February 21)

13th Region: Updated girls’ district tournament brackets (Tuesday February 21st)