No. 19 LSU tops No. 5 Kentucky on controversial game-winning tip-in | NCAA Basketball


No. 19 LSU picked up a street win over No. 5 Kentucky on a controversial tip-in on the buzzer Tuesday.

The groups have been tied with lower than two seconds to play when Tigers guard Skylar Mays attacked the paint and tried a layup. The shot bounced off the rim, however ahead Kavell Bigby-Williams tapped the ball by means of the basket as time expired.

The officers reviewed the play and decided Bigby-Williams’ launched the ball earlier than time expired, giving LSU a 73-71 victory.

Bigby-Williams, nevertheless, appeared to the touch the ball whereas it was nonetheless within the cylinder. However, basket interference isn’t a name that may be reviewed through replay.

Kentucky ahead EJ Montgomery additionally could have put his hand by means of the web on Mays’ preliminary shot.

Kentucky ahead PJ Washington tallied a game-high 20 factors, together with 9 rebounds, within the dropping effort. LSU star Tremont Waters had 15 factors however shot simply three of 13 from the sector.

The loss snapped Kentucky’s 10-game profitable streak and dropped it to 20-4 (9-2 SEC) this season. LSU improved to 20-4 (10-1 SEC).

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