In today’s matchup against No. 7 Mississippi State sent the Wildcats home with a 74-73 win.
Kentucky started the game behind, finishing the first half Mississippi by 14. In the second half, Kentucky battled back. Putting 13 more points on the board, the Wildcats made a strong effort, but still fell short.
The Wildcats’ top scorer Dontaie Allen put up 23 points alone for the game, tying his record for the season. This season, he only reached this benchmark one other time: against Mississippi State in regular season.
In January, Mississippi State and Kentucky faced off in a regular season game. The Wildcats brought the Bulldogs down in double overtime, 78-73.
Mississippi State moves on to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs will be facing No. 1 Alabama tomorrow at noon.
No. 1 Alabama had today off after defeating Georgia on Saturday. 16-2 in the SEC, Alabama is on a 3-game win streak.
In program history, Alabama has taken home six SEC Tournament championships. The most recent being in 1991.