Kentucky Wildcats still a ‘work in progress’

Dakari Johnson - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Dakari Johnson – photo by Chet White |

students had good reason to stay home.

With a rare winter storm coating Baton Rouge, La., in ice, they could have hunkered down and skipped the UK- game on Tuesday night. Instead, they filled the student section and were loud from buzzer to buzzer.

The Tiger team they were there to cheer matched that passion with their play. did not.

“We’re playing teams that it means something to beat us, and we just think, ‘Well, I’m OK individually and I’m fine,’ ” said. “And when you watch it you say we’re not fine.”

No. 11/11 UK (15-5, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) fell to LSU (13-6, 4-3 SEC), 87-82. The Wildcats made the score relatively close with a last-minute 3-point barrage, but the final five-point margin was the smallest of a second half during which never seriously threatened.

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