The Wildcats had cut the lead to 93-87 on Makenzie Cann's 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds to go. But Allisha Gray's two foul shots extended the Gamecocks lead and Kentucky lost its fourth straight in the series.
Makayla Epps scored the go-ahead basket with 8.7 seconds remaining in overtime and Evelyn Akhator had eight points in the extra session to give No. 22 Kentucky a 78-75 upset victory over No. 3 Mississippi State on Thursday night.
The No. 22 University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will conclude its 2016-17 home schedule and honor seniors Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator on Thursday as they welcome No. 3 Mississippi State to Memorial Coliseum for a 7 p.m. ET tip.
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