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Now on a three-game losing streak, the Cats have to turn it around.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Oof.

It was a brutal loss last night for Kentucky as the Wildcats seemed like they would pick up a road win in the SEC, leading Georgia 62-56 with two minutes left in the game.

But the Wildcats went scoreless in those last two minutes and Georgia made a layup with less than two seconds remaining and broke a 14-game losing streak to Kentucky.

On a night where Brandon Boston put together arguably his best performance as a Wildcat, scoring a game-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds, Kentucky couldn’t buy a three-pointer (1-13) and turned the ball over 17 times.

Now, Kentucky heads back to Lexington on a three-game losing streak, holding a 4-9 record and sits at 3-3 in the SEC, good enough for seventh-place in the conference.

Awaiting them on Saturday at Rupp Arena is an LSU team averaging 85 points per game that sits at 10-3 on the season with a 5-2 mark in conference play.

Freshman guard Cameron Thomas is the ninth-highest scorer in the country at 22 points per game and forward Trendon Watson averages 18 points/game for the Tigers. Junior guard Ja’Vonte Smart shoots three-pointers at a 46.4 percent clip.

Nothing about Saturday’s matchup seems easy, but Kentucky will need to pull it together and get a win in Lexington on Saturday. A jolt of momentum for this team is needed in the worst way possible.

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Headlines

Cats let a much-needed victory slip away - Herald Leader

A game Kentucky should’ve won.

Five things to know from last night’s game - Herald Leader

Turnovers once again rear their ugly head.

Outgoing Football Cats don’t see Louisville as rival - KSR

Harsh words for the Cards.

Jackson and Boston projected as first-rounders - SI

NBA execs see potential in the Wildcats duo.

Multiple Tennessee players enter transfer portal after Pruitt firing - ESPN

Not the best of times in Knoxville.

Phillip Rivers announces retirement - Bleacher Report

Rivers will finish with some of the best QB numbers all-time but no Super Bowl ring.

It looks like the Zion Williamson legal battle is over - Yahoo

No more Zion news to come out of court.