Kentucky holds on to beat Houston, PJ Washington key

Kentucky holds on to beat Houston, PJ Washington key

Kentucky holds on to beat Houston, PJ Washington key

Senior guard Corey Davis Jr. and junior guard Armoni Brooks led the Cougars back from the brink, but it was not enough to win.

Another issue for the Cougars was fouls.

You can best believe that the Auburn Tigers will gameplan to stop Washington when they meet in the Elite 8 on March 31, and they better, because Washington is the sort of player who can carry his team all the way to the top of the college basketball mountaintop.

The Wildcats also manhandled the Cougars on the boards 18-7, and the Cougars had just one offensive rebound and no second chance points in the first half.

After another defensive stand by UK, Herro, a freshman wing, sank two free throws with 13 seconds remaining to clinch a 62-58 win over third-seeded Houston at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Sampson said that he just needed to help his team get back on track and adjusted to the larger Kentucky team. We were down 15 to LSU, came back and won by 6.

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"Foot is feeling good, got some ice following the game, got some treatment as well. That was never an issue", Sampson said. Davis' floater made it 58-55 before Washington scored over Fabian White Jr.to make it a one-point game. Davis then muscled a shot over Reid Travis in the lane with 3:39 left for the Cougars' first lead since 13 minutes left in the first half.

From there, it was back and forth and the game came down to the final possession.

Duke-Virginia Tech - and more specifically the Zion Williamson show - may have captured the nation's attention in the late time slot on Friday night, but Houston and Kentucky made for some drama of their own in their respective tournament game.

It wasn't quite like Willis Reed, but the return of PJ Washington was everything Kentucky needed to beat Houston and get to the Elite Eight.

The second-seeded Cats will advance to the Midwest Regional final to face SEC rival Auburn on Sunday at 2:20 p.m. ET.

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