LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Nick Richards had 13 points, including seven consecutive ones in overtime, and No. 19 Kentucky scored the final eight points for a 78-70 victory over No. 3 Louisville in a thrilling Bluegrass rivalry showdown.
Kentucky's Keion Brooks Jr. (12) shoots between Louisville's Dwayne Sutton (24) and Steven Enoch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
Louisville led 68-65 on Jordan Nwora's 3-pointer with 2:20 left before Richards converted a 3-point play to make it 70-68. The junior forward added another layup and two more foul shots before Immanuel Quickley and Tyrese Maxey provided a six-point cushion from the line.
Ashton Hagans' dunk with 4.9 seconds left sealed the tense win at Rupp Arena.
Maxey scored a career-high 27 points in the win and Immanuel Quickley scored six points off the bench.
Kentucky (9-3) hosts Missouri in the SEC opener on January 4.