LSU upset Kentucky Tuesday night, and the final shot of the game is bound to have some fans extremely upset. "Everyone came up tonight, and we have a great team". "There were a couple seconds left, so I went to the glass and tried to make something happen".
The Wildcats hit two clutch free throws to tie the game at 71 with just over five seconds left on the clock. LSU's Skylar Mays took the ball down the court but missed a layup.
After 20 minutes of play, Kentucky held an eight-point lead and looked to be on its way to the team's 11th-straight win. Replays showed the tip-in came before the buzzer but Bigby-Williams appeared to have committed offensive basket interference, Officials could only review if the tip-in came before the buzzer.
"They said it was not reviewable and then they changed the rule to say, why would you want to lose a game on a shot clock violation and it's easy to go check?"
Kentucky suffered a last-second loss at home to LSU that will be tough to get over due to a questionable non-call by the referees.
LSU: The Tigers remain in contention to receive one of four byes in the SEC Tournament.
LSU was led, as is typical, by some solid performances from guard Tremont Waters, who chimed in with 15 points and 5 assists including some clutch buckets down the stretch.
LSU has won 12 of their last 13 games and although their defense can give up some points as they rank just T-231st in scoring defense, the Tigers offense has been solid as they rank 18th in scoring offense, 58th in FG%, and 17th in FT%.
The No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats fell, despite solid outings from players including the previously mentioned Washington, who also had 9 rebounds, along with Keldon Johnson, who contributed 16 points with 6 rebounds.
LSU is at Georgia Saturday. Kentucky hosts number-one Tennessee Saturday night at seven p.m.at Rupp Arena.