Kentucky Pulls out Must-Win Game in OT Thriller over Missouri

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Kentucky Pulls out Must-Win Game in OT Thriller over Missouri
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With everything on the line Saturday night Kentucky came through with a monumental overtime win against the Missouri Tigers by the score of 90-83.

Julius Mays led the way with 24 points and hit clutch shot after clutch shot for the Wildcats at the end of regulation and overtime. It is safe to say that John Calipari’s squad would be part of the field of 68 if the NCAA tournament started today.

As for Missouri, the Tigers are now a disappointing 1-7 on the road this season. Most of those losses, including tonight’s, came in heartbreaking fashion. Phil Pressey put up a valiant effort for his squad with 27 points and 10 assists.

Next up for Kentucky is a cakewalk game against Mississippi State, while the Tigers head to South Carolina and will try to actually win a game on the road.

The biggest storyline of the night though is the Wildcats’ surge into the hypothetical field of 68 with this victory.

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