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Kentucky Basketball box score and highlights from thriller at Georgia

The Cats win a thriller in Athens.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


That one was close, which seems to be the case anytime Kentucky plays in Athens.

Even the elite teams like the 38-1 Wildcats squad struggled to beat Georgia in their home building, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised this Kentucky team was barely able to squeak this one out with a hard-fought win.

But a win is a win, and the free-throw stripe proved to be the difference in this one. From the 6:17 mark to game’s end, the Cats hit 17 of 18 shots from the charity stripe to escape with an 82-77 win.

This was actually the fourth time in the last five meetings with Kentucky that Georgia held a late lead before the Cats stormed back to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Here is the final box score from UK’s latest thriller in Athens:

Here are the highlights:

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