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UK Hoops Barely Beats LSU

Your Women’s Basketball Team hit the road to take on those pesky Tigers down in Baton Rouge and squeezed out a close 64-60 win. But considering UK was without two of their top three scorers due to injuries, Rhyne Howard (leading scorer) and Taylor Murray, that’s a solid conference win on the road.

Just how close was the win? The game was tied at 56 with two minutes left, Jaida Roper scored a nice layup and pushed the Cats up by two. LSU came back and before I knew it it was tied at 60 with 30 seconds left. McKinney made a clutch three-pointer with about 20 seconds left, LSU missed a shot and that was pretty much game. I haven’t bitten my nails in two years, but the end of the game definitely made me think about it.

Maci Morris had a whopping 20 points and proved to be an unstoppable force for the Tigers. Looking at the box, you can see that it was pretty even all game long.

All in all, the Cats battled hard tonight and came out with a much-deserved win. The team has Sunday off but will be back in action at home against Mizzou next Thursday!

Article written by Savannah Patton

My first words were Go Big Blue. Follow me on twitter:@savannahpattKSR

6 Comments for UK Hoops Barely Beats LSU

  1. StillBP
    10:04 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Why didn’t Howard play? A road win without her is great, even if it’s “barely” a win.

    • shepdog3720
      10:21 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Howard and Murray were both out tonight. Tough to beat anybody when 2 of your best 3 players are in Street clothes…

    • eastofmidnight
      6:56 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

      Howard had a headache.

    • StillBP
      7:35 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks east. Can’t believe I didn’t notice Murray out….and we won without both…wow!

  2. J-Dub421
    12:23 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

    Good road win, especially without our two leading scorers.

  3. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:17 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

    Kentucky jumped out to a 21-5 lead in the 1st quarter. They had a chance to blow it open then, though admittedly a minor chance. People who didn’t watch the game won’t know this unless they look up the play by play. It’s a great win nonetheless considering what they were missing.