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.
Zach Reks continued his torrid start to the season and Kole Cottam mashed two doubles to drive in three runs but Kentucky’s late comeback fell just short in a 6-5 loss to No. 17 North Carolina in front of 2,551 fans at Boshamer Stadium.
It took overtime and 37 points from Malik Monk for the Kentucky Wildcats to beat Georgia in Rupp Arena January 31. Kentucky hooks up with the Bulldogs again Saturday night in Athens and John Calipari is expecting a tough game.
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