No. 3 Kentucky Outlasts Mississippi State In Overtime, 81-75

John Wall barely missed a triple-double, finishing with 18 points, 10 boards and eight assists, and his three-point play in overtime gave Kentucky the lead for good, as the second-ranked Wildcats overcame Mississippi State, 81-75.

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A Sea Of Blue: Mississippi State Leaves It All On The Court, For Better Or Worse

A Sea Of Blue says Kentucky may have won the game, but with the continued misbehavior of college basketball fans in general and the Mississippi St. fans in particular throwing bottles of water and other objects onto the floor, we all lost.

Notwithstanding the above, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs played an incredible game despite some serious adversity, much of it self-inflicted. Ravern Johnson’s suspension was not Kentucky’s fault. Jarvis Varnado’s frustrated foul-out was not Kentucky’s fault. But to be very fair, MSU had a couple of calls, a block/charge and a goal-tending call go against them at the end of the game. The block could have gone either way, and to be fair to the officials, the goal-tending was only visible on replay — no way they could have got that call right live except by flipping a coin. Still, those two calls ought to have given Bulldog fans a reason for some frustration. It did not justify flinging debris at the players and officials on the floor.

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