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Wildcats Close Stronger As State Falls Short

Dee Bost

This time, the Bulldogs gave all of the best they had, and with a capacity crowd encouraging them to extra efforts. It was enough to push Kentucky to their own limits as well. Which was the ultimate problem as the #1-ranked Wildcats showed who had more to give.

Kentucky, having never led and still down seven with 6:28 remaining, outscored Mississippi State 15-2 over the next four minutes to turn a Bulldog upset bid into a 73-64 victory. The Wildcats (26-1, 13-0 SEC) clinched at least a share of the conference title with their win and remained on track for the top national seed come NCAA selections. The Bulldogs remained headed in the other direction...

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