LSU Takes Down Kentucky With Controversial Buzzer-Beater

Tremont Waters

Tremont Waters

The Wildcats entered the game as an 8.5-point favorite, but the Tigers didn't go away. LSU's Skylar Mays took the ball down the court but missed a layup. Defensively, LSU is giving up 73.4 points per game while opponents shoot 44.1 percent against them.

Less than a month ago, smack dab in the middle of this 10-game winning streak that reestablished Kentucky as a national title contender, the Wildcats ran a gauntlet. However, Will Wade's Tigers came roaring back in the second half and made it a game in the final minutes. Offensively, Kentucky has been led by PJ Washington (14.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.1 bpg), Keldon Johnson (13.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), Tyler Herro (13.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.0 spg), and Reid Travis (11.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg).

Kentucky is coming off a 71-67 win at Mississippi State on Saturday.

The Wildcats have been putting up 78.7 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.7 percent as a team.

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Defensively, Kentucky is holding their opponents to an average of 65.2 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 9.8 and a turnover margin of 1.4.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats slide to 20-4 on the year with the loss - its second within the SEC.

The Tigers have one of the better offenses in the country, as they are averaging 83.3 points per game while shooting 47.1 percent as a team. Kentucky is the man on fire GIF in hoops form of late; the Cats have won 10 in a row, six by double digits, and are fresh off their most impressive road win of the season.

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