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LSU falls 2 points shy of upsetting No. 1 Kentucky

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In a game of runs, unanimous No. 1 Kentucky outscored LSU 9-2 in the final six minutes to maintain their perfect record.

The Tigers started the game on a 14-6 run highlighted by Jarell Martin and Jordan Mickey dunks, which exhilarated the sold-out Pete Maravich Assembly Center crowd. Johnny Jones' squad had their most impressive run in the second half as they erased a 13-point deficit with a 21-2 jaunt, making it 66-60. But that's when the Wildcats came to life.

LSU had a chance to tie or win with six seconds left, trailing 71-69, but a Keith Hornsby three-point attempt off an inbound play bounced off the rim and the clock expired.

Martin led the Tigers with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Mickey chipped in 16 points and seven boards. Ten of Hornsby's 17 came in the second half. Kentucky had four players with double-digit scoring and had 88 bench minutes, compared to just 32 for LSU.

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