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Twitter Reactions to Kentucky’s (questionable) loss against LSU

Kentucky loses on a questionable no-call

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats’ ten game winning streak has come to end at the hands of the LSU Tigers. It was a back and forth game all night, even with Kentucky struggling to do anything against the length of the Tigers. There would be game this season where a super long, athletic team would dominate Kentucky and it happened tonight.

PJ Washington again had 20 points, extending his terrific conference play, and also added nine rebounds. Keldon Johnson added 16 points and Tyler Herro added 12 of his own.

A silent killer for Kentucky tonight was free throws, as the Wildcats shot 16/23 from the line. Also the refs were really bad.

But the big story from this game is the obvious no-call at the buzzer that gave LSU the win. It was clearly offensive interference and was clear as day. But, because the officials did not do their job in the first place and swallowed their whistles on the final play, they cannot review if it was interference or not, or so they say. Much like the NFL couldn’t review the missed PI call in the Rams-Saints game.

I would expect the NCAA to immediately change that rule for next season. Here’s what social media had to say about the controversial loss:

But was there interference by EJ Montgomery?

Regardless, a loss is a loss. Now, Kentucky has to regroup and get focused on Saturday’s matchup with the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, which suddenly feels like a must-win game.