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UK 83 Vandy 81 In OT

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It was the Nick Richards show out of the gate.  He scores the first 5 points for UK.  With 15:48 to go in the half he has 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks.  UK leads 7-2.

With the team not playing with a great deal of energy, and they kept on missing, Rupp Arena got quiet,  Vandy leads 11-10 with 10:55 to go in the half.  UK is shooting only 20%.

PJ Washington who didn't start makes a nice pass to Nick Richards for the easy dunk.  UK goes up 14-13 with 7:52 to go in the half.

Riley LaChance, who missed three free throws at the end of the first Vandy-UK game and hadn't missed another one going into this game, hits a three.  Vandy leads 26-23 with 3:45 to go in the half. 

Vandy is beating UK from long range.  Vandy was 4-10 from 3-point land.  UK was 1-5. 

At the half Vandy leads 33-27.

Nick Richards leads UK with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. 

This play sums up the game.  Both teams are diving for a loose ball, Vandy comes up with it and Riley LaChance hits another 3.  Vandy leads 36-29.

This was big.  LaChance picks up his 4th foul with 16:25 to go in the game.  You have to wonder why he was still in the game with so much time left on the clock with 3 fouls.  

Down 45-31 UK wakes up and goes on a 13-2 run.  The crowd is back into it.  Vanderbilt's free throw makes it 47-44 Vandy.

UK kept on fighting back, but it didn't seem like it would be enough.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander makes it 63-59 Vandy with 4:55 to go.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander didn't want UK to lose.  He pushes a 6-0 run with two buckets and it's 66-65 Vandy with 1:15 to go.

With :42 seconds left, Wenyen Gabriel with a turnover that turns into an easy bucket by Joe Toye.  Vandy leads 70-65.

Shai was clutch.  With 2 seconds to go, he hits 2 free throws to tie the game at 71 and send the game into overtime.

UK kept on fighting.  With 5 seconds left in overtime, Quade Green hits a layup and UK comes back to beat Vandy 83-81.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career high 30.  Kevin Knox had 18 points and 8 rebounds.

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