Tuesday night’s game against South Carolina was an uphill climb for Kentucky. The Cats started off slowly and spent the rest of the game trying to catch up.
Kentucky (10-6, 1-3 SEC) 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 Antonio Reeves, a layup from Daimion Collins, a Sahvir Wheeler jumper and a CJ Fredrick three to get within one, 69-68, with 51 seconds left.
UK 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.