SEC Tournament: Kentucky 60, LSU 58

No. 16 Kentucky (23-7) vs. Louisiana State (19-13)

Courtside at the Bridgestone Arena

  • Graham misses floater with less than five second to play and UK wins 60-58 at the SEC Tournament.
  • Dunlap makes one and LSU has the ball with 7.4 seconds left trailing 60-58.
  • Mathies layup and made free throw with 39 seconds left gives UK 59-58 lead. Dunlap’s at line with 12.5 seconds left.
  • Mitchell calls a timeout. UK will inbound the ball under its own basket trailing 58-56 with 1:03 to play.
  • LSU has scored seven in a row and grabbed a 58-56 lead with 1:25 to play.
  • Kentucky lead back out to five points 56-51 with 3:07 to play.
  • Five straight points from the Tigers as UK clings to a 51-49 lead with 3:51 to go. Could be another close one between these two.
  • After LSU tied it up, UK has used a 9-2 run to grab a 49-42 lead with 7:01 left in the game. Jen O’Neill has six points in this latest spree.
  • Cats up 37-33 with 11:37 left in the game. Dunlap has scored eight straight and has 12 points this half.
  • Cats up 31-29 with 15:40 to go. Dunlap has six points this half. LSU has turned the ball over five times this half already.
  • Four points from UK’s Dunlap and it’s all tied up again 27-27 and LSU has called a timeout.
  • HALFTIME: LSU 27, UK 23: Cats shooting 28.5 percent from the field and are allowing LSU to hit nearly 44 percent, including several easy layups in transition. Dunlap, who sat the final 10 minutes of the half, leads UK with eight points. Another key stat is UK has zero points off turnovers.
  • A Keyla Snowden three-pointer with 26 seconds to play keeps UK within striking distance 27-23 at the half vs. LSU.
  • Cats have had at least 10 shots rim out this half. Somehow they only trail 25-20 still with 59 seconds to play.
  • Even though UK has been playing with a non-traditional lineup (foul trouble mounting), it only trails 25-20 with 3:24 to go in the first half. Cats struggling in halfcourt offense and transition defense.
  • Tied up 16-16 with 7:37 to go in first half.
  • Dunlap picked up her second foul on a moving pick call with 10 minutes to go in the first half.
  • Cats trail 10-8 with 11:39 to play. Neither team is shooting well with UK making 3 of 13 and LSU 4 of 12.
  • UK missed its first five shot attempts before Dunlap hits a 15-footer  to make it 6-4 LSU with 16:26 to go in the first half. The Cats are being outrebounded 10-4 early.
  • Cats without a field goal to start the game and trail 6-2 with 17:27 to go. Adrienne Webb leads the Tigers with four points. She was 0-for-6 in the first game in Lexington.
  • UK starters: Dunlap, Henders, Mathies, Snowden, Pinkett
  • LSU starters: Turnbow, Barrett, Graham, Eason, Webb

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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