LEXINGTON, Ky. — A tip-in on the buzzer by way of Kavell Bigby-Williams helped No. 19 LSU end off its largest comeback of the season and in any case beat Kentucky.
The Tigers have gained six video games at the street this season after Tuesday evening’s 73-71 victory over the No. five Wildcats. They’ve survived a number of shut calls. LSU has gained 3 extra time video games within the Southeastern Convention and the final 3 video games were determined by way of not up to 5 issues.
“It’s prime up there,” LSU trainer Will Wade mentioned of his crew’s spectacular victories this season. “To come back at the street and beat a peak 5 crew like this in this sort of surroundings is outstanding for us. We knew we had a excellent crew and we needed to end up it to ourselves in this sort of surroundings, we have been in a position to try this this night.”
This time it took a play on the buzzer for the Tigers to win their 13th recreation within the final 14 tries.
“We have been clearly lucky on the finish,” Wade mentioned. “The ball is going off the rim and we make a play on the finish. It used to be total a excellent win.”
With the sport tied after Keldon Johnson made two unfastened throws with 6 seconds left, Skylar Mays drove the duration of the courtroom. His shot ignored however Bigby-Williams were given the offensive rebound and scored to offer the Tigers their first win over the Wildcats since 2009. It used to be simply the 6th time ever that LSU (20-Four, 10-1 Southeastern Convention) has overwhelmed Kentucky (20-Four, 10-2).
A video replay confirmed possible goaltending by way of Bigby-Williams, however officers decided the basket used to be excellent prior to the buzzer and reviewed whether or not or no longer the basket used to be scored prior to time expired versus possible offensive goaltending.
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“I feel the one factor that’s reviewable is the clock,” Wade mentioned. “I don’t assume the real play is reviewable. The play stands, however I feel the clock is what’s reviewable. I didn’t see (the replay) so I don’t know.”
Kentucky trainer John Calipari used to be disenchanted within the name and mentioned it used to be similar to a shot clock violation that wasn’t known as in opposition to Wisconsin in a 71-64 loss to Badgers within the 2015 Ultimate 4.
“They mentioned it used to be no longer reviewable after which they modified the guideline to mention, why would you wish to have to lose a recreation on a shot clock violation and it’s simple to move test?” He mentioned. “Smartly, this one simple to move test, too. Simply move test it. Why would you no longer — why would that no longer be reviewable? So we’re like Wilt Chamberlain — we modify regulations. I don’t know.”
LSU outscored Kentucky 41-31 in the second one part to triumph over a nine-point deficit.
The Wildcats (20-Four, 10-2 Southeastern Convention) had a 10-game profitable streak snapped and were given stuck having a look forward going into Saturday’s showdown in opposition to top-ranked Tennessee.
Tremont Waters led the Tigers with 15 issues, adopted by way of Naz Reid and Emmitt Williams with 12 each and every, whilst Mays chipped in with 11 each and every.
PJ Washington led Kentucky with 20 issues, adopted by way of Keldon Johnson with 16 and Tyler Herro with 12.
Johnson paced the Wildcats with 9 issues within the first part, adopted by way of Washington with 8.
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Kentucky: The Wildcats fell to Four-2 in opposition to ranked groups this season. Kentucky hosts top-ranked Tennessee Saturday within the first of 2 video games between the ranked foes. The Wildcats and Volunteers will play in a rematch on March 2 in Knoxville in a recreation that would decide the SEC regular-season champion.
LSU: The Tigers stay in competition to obtain considered one of 4 byes within the SEC Event. LSU is a recreation forward of Kentucky within the SEC standings. LSU has a positive agenda and hosts league chief Tennessee on Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge.
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Kentucky had a 17-game house profitable streak snapped, together with 13 this season.
LSU is at Georgia Saturday.
Kentucky hosts Tennessee on Saturday evening.