Kentucky basketball’s season of misery is finished.
Dontaie Allen was unable to finish the rally from a 15-point deficit as his 3 on the final possession bounced off the rim and Kentucky bowed out of the SEC Tournament with a 74-73 loss to Mississippi State.
Allen, who scored 23 points in Kentucky’s double-overtime win at Mississippi State on January 2, erupted for 20 points in the second half. He finished the game with 23 points, hitting 6 of 13 3-point attempts.
The two Mississippi State games are the only times Allen has scored more than 14 points in a game all season.
Kentucky finishes the 2020-21 season with a 9-16 record, its first losing record since 1988-89 and its worst winning percentage since 1926-27.