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Kentucky Falls Short at No. 18 Missouri

The Wildcats wanted another opportunity to right their late-game woes and they had their chance Wednesday night at with a gritty comeback.

Coming out of the final media timeout after one of its most complete halves of the season, found itself down 68-65 with a prime opportunity to beat its first ranked opponent of the 2020-21 campaign.

Six straight Missouri points later, the reboot John Calipari was hoping for after a week off because of a COVID-19 related pause turned out to be a repeat of UK's season-long nightmares.

The final at Mizzou Arena: Missouri 75, Kentucky 70. The Wildcats, now 5-11 on the season and 4-5 in Southeastern Conference play, lost for the fifth time in the last six games after starting the league slate 3-0. This one had a familiar heartbreaking feel when UK faltered late in the closing minutes.

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