Kentucky Escapes Mississippi State in Overtime

 scored eight points in overtime, including consecutive 3-pointers about a minute apart, and  added two free throws to lift No. 12 over 82-74 on Tuesday night.

Grady finished with 18 points and  added 21 points with 22 rebounds for Kentucky (16-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), giving Wildcats coach  his 800th career victory – albeit the hard way.

After missing a 3-pointer at the end of regulation, Grady regrouped in the extra session to drive the baseline for a layup before adding 3s with 2:23 and 1:13 remaining for an 80-74 lead.

Wheeler twice made the first of two free throws to extend the lead on the Bulldogs, whose only basket in overtime came from Iverson Molinar, a layup with 2:43 left.

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