Kentucky defeats Texas Tech in overtime

Kentucky took on Texas Tech in the 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Immanuel Quickley gives Kentucky a 3-0 start and Texas Tech gets on the board.  They go back and forth and we are tied at 10-10. Texas Tech takes their first lead on free throws but Ashton Hagans with a layup shot to tie it up and then a dunk to take back the lead. Texas Tech ties it up and then they take the lead. Nick Richards makes both free throws but Texas Tech responds with a layup shot. Kentucky back with the lead, 23-22. Nick Richards with a dunk and then two free throws keeps the Cats with the lead, but Texas Tech not far behind. Texas Tech takes the lead back, 28-27. Kentucky with the lead again with a jump shot from Immanuel Quickley and a layup from Nick Richards has the Cats up 31-28. Texas Tech takes the lead with less than a minute left in the 1st half. Immanuel Quickley with a half court shot to give the Wildcats a 36-34 lead at the half.

Texas Tech starts the second half by tying it up, Richards tries to get a shot but he fouls and goes to the line for two, He misses the first but makes the second. EJ Montgomery at the line and he makes both free throws. Wildcats with a 9 point lead, 50-41 over the Red Raiders. Texas Tech cut the 10 point lead down to five, 50-45. Red Raiders get within 5 again and Johnny Juzang answers with a 3. Quickley at the line for two, he misses the first and gets the second, 59-50. Texas Tech has it within one after goal tend 62-61. We are tied at 63-63 and no one can seem to score. Nick Richards at the line he misses the first, but makes the second. And, we go into overtime with both teams tied at 64.

Nick Richards starts overtime on free throws and he makes both, he makes a layup shot and gets a free throw. Nate Sestina adds to the score for the Cats to have a 72-70 game. Tied up again in overtime, Kentucky defeats Texas Tech 76-74 in overtime for the SEC to clinch another win.

Kentucky hosts Vanderbilt at Rupp this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network

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