UK traveled to Louisiana to battle the Tigers in a tough SEC matchup. LSU had won 3 in a row and 6 of 7 for a 9-3 record. Kentucky which handily defeated Louisville and then Georgia in the SEC opener to go 11-2, still managed to drop in the AP weekly poll. that in and of itself boggles the mind.
UK would jump out to a 7-0 lead to start the game and showed a lot of energy. After the initial surge, the game would go back and forth right up until the end of the game when UK broke a 67 – 67 tie to eventually come away with a 74-71 win. Beating LSU on the road was a great sign for the young Cats.
UK was led in scoring by Alexander and Washington with 18 each. The Wildcats will next travel to Tennessee to take on a tough Volunteer team.