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Final OT

(12) Kentucky 81

(21-7, 9-6 SEC)

Mississippi St 74

(18-11, 5-10 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 OT T
    #12UK 38 28 1581
    MSST 35 31 874

    Top Performers

    Kentucky: B. Goss 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mississippi St: B. Richardson 17 Pts, 5 Reb

    No. 12 Kentucky defeats MSU 81-74 in OT

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- DeNesha Stallworth had 16 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds as No. 12 Kentucky avoided the upset with an 81-74 overtime victory Thursday night over Mississippi State.

    Kentucky's Bria Goss twice broke ties in overtime before Kastine Evans scored to give the Wildcats a 73-71 lead with 2:27 to play. Kentucky closed on an 8-3 run to seal it.

    The Wildcats (21-7, 9-6 SEC) will clinch a double-bye in the SEC tournament if it defeats Vanderbilt on Sunday.

    Jerica James' trey capped a 23-9 run to give Mississippi State a 66-64 lead with 1:19 to play in regulation. Goss split a pair of free throws to pull the Wildcats within 66-65 with 49 seconds left. With a second remaining, Kentucky's Samarie Walker missed her first free throw, but nailed the second to send it into overtime.

    Martha Alwal had 12 points and 16 boards for Mississippi State (18-11, 5-10).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UK
    MSST
    Points 81 74
    FG Made-Attempted 29-69 (.420) 28-71 (.394)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 13-23 (.565)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    UK
    MSST
    PointsB. Goss 20B. Richardson 17
    ReboundsD. Stallworth 20M. Alwal 16
    AssistsJ. Thompson 6K. May 7
    StealsJ. Sidney 2D. Dillingham 2
    BlocksD. Stallworth 4M. Alwal 5

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