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Sport Kentucky escapes Texas Tech with an overtime win led by Nick Richards

04:25  26 january  2020
04:25  26 january  2020 Source:   courier-journal.com

No. 14 Kentucky tops Alabama 76-67 for 1,000th SEC victory

  No. 14 Kentucky tops Alabama 76-67 for 1,000th SEC victory LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Immanuel Quickley scored the game's final five points and finished with 19, Ashton Hagans had 15 with big 3 late and No. 14 Kentucky topped Alabama 76-67 on Saturday for its 1,000th Southeastern Conference victory. The Wildcats (12-3, 3-0 SEC) led by 15 early in the second half before a cold stretch allowed the Crimson Tide to climb within 63-60 with just over five minutes remaining. Quickley nailed a 3 from the right corner with 4:33 left before Hagans followed from near the top of the arc at 2:20 for a 69-62 edge that helped offset John Petty Jr.'s 3 that cut the deficit to four.

Kentucky blew a big lead , but kept its composure and barely escaped in its toughest road The lone game of the weekend between ranked teams gave us an overtime outcome and elevated Kentucky 's status yet again For Kentucky , yet again, Nick Richards winds up being the most important player.

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No. 14 Kentucky (15-4) went on the road to face No. 18 Texas Tech (12-7) in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - JANUARY 25: Forward Nick Richards #4 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball during the second half of the college basketball game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on January 25, 2020 at United Supermarkets Arena  in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)© Getty LUBBOCK, TEXAS - JANUARY 25: Forward Nick Richards #4 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball during the second half of the college basketball game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on January 25, 2020 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

The Wildcats escaped Lubbock with a 76-74 win in overtime.

BOX SCORE: NO. 15 KENTUCKY 75, NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 74 (OT)

Kentucky was led again by big man Nick Richards, who finished with a double-double after a 25-point, 14-rebound performance.

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So, Texas Tech , by arbitrary process of elimination. Shapiro: There’s little doubt remaining regarding Single: Texas Tech nearly made it to San Antonio last March on the strength of its back-alley-tough The silver lining of Travis's absence is the important minutes it gives sophomore Nick Richards and

Kentucky (15-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) was coming off an overtime win over Mississippi on Tuesday. KANSAS 86, TEXAS TECH 54 Devonte’ Graham returned from a toe injury to provide a lift for No. 12 Kansas, scoring just 2 points but pitching in six assists and six rebounds in a victory over

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UK is  now 5-0 all-time against the Red Raiders but had not played Texas Tech since 1994, an 83-68 win in Cincinnati. Kentucky's only previous trip to Lubbock came in 1964, an 89-73 victory for Rupp's Runts.

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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky escapes Texas Tech with an overtime win led by Nick Richards

Good luck to foes facing terrifyingly underseeded Texas Tech in NCAA Tournament .
On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 25, hours before Texas Tech was scheduled to host Kentucky in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, the Red Raiders were largely projected as 9-seed.Texas Tech lost to Kentucky by two points in overtime, beat West Virginia by eight and lost to Kansas by three. Their résumé reward for going 1-2 with two one-possession losses against three top-30 NET teams: Marginal metric bumps.

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