Kentucky beaten at Rupp Arena by South Carolina for first time in 14 years

Tuesday night's game against was an uphill climb for . The Cats started off slowly and spent the rest of the game trying to catch up.

Kentucky (10-6, 1-3 ) made just one of its first six shots, missed its first two free throws and fell behind 13-2 inside the first five minutes of the game.

The Cats would get within four in the first half but would trail 42-32 at the break.

In the second half, Kentucky would trail by as many as 12 points before beginning to chip away. The Cats would still trail by 11 with 3:58 to play.

That's when the Cats got a three from , a layup from , a jumper and a three to get within one, 69-68, with 51 seconds left.

would trail 71-68 and had one final possession with a chance to tie. But three attempts from behind the arc all missed and the Cats came up short.

led Kentucky with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Fredrick added 14 points, Reeves had 13 and Wheeler scored 10.

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