If this Kentucky team doesn’t cause Matthew Mitchell to go gray, it’s hard to imagine what team could.
The Cats, who came back from 15 points down with 15:18 to play, to knock off Mississippi State 76-67 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, have now clawed back from double-digit deficits in four games this season.
It marked Kentucky’s largest second-half comeback of the season.
UK has battled back from down nine points or more and won six times this season, including three times against ranked opponents in Baylor (down 14 in the second half), Louisville (down 16 in the first half and 15 points in the second half) and now the Bulldogs (down 15 in the second half).
Knowing that they had battled back before was key to the Cats doing it again, said Makayla Epps, who had 31 points in the comeback.
“We’ve been here before,” Epps said was the talk of the second-half huddles. “There’s been plenty of times we’ve been in that situation and we’ve prevailed and showed we can get out of that situation.”