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It’s over.

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Mississippi State vs Kentucky Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats entered the SEC Tournament needing to win 4 games in 4 days to make the NCAA Tournament as they faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The game got off to a rough start as Kentucky missed six of their first seven shots and Mississippi State made just two of their first seven resulting in a 5-5 tie at the first media timeout.

Mississippi State then began to bully the Cats in the post as they built an 11-6 lead with just over 13 minutes to play.

Kentucky would cut the lead to 13-11 by the under 12 media timeout but things then began to take a bad swing.

The Bulldogs went back to the well time after time and extended their lead to 23-14 with just over 8 minutes to play.

That trend continued down the stretch of the first half as the Bulldogs scored 36 first half points in the paint to take a 44-30 lead into the break.

The second half got off to a great start for Kentucky as they started 4/5 from the field. The problem is the Bulldogs also went 4/5 as they led it 55-41.

Dontaie Allen would go on a quick 7-0 run himself to cut the lead to 55-48 forcing Mississippi State to call a timeout.

The Bulldogs temporarily answered the Cats’ run and held 60-50 lead at the under 12 media timeout.

However, the Cats weren’t going to go away as Allen continued his hot shooting lead Kentucky on another run to cut the lead to 62-60 at the under 8 media timeout.

Keion Brooks tied the game at the free throw line and after a Bulldogs’ basket, Allen drilled another three to give Kentucky the 65-64 lead.

The Cats would build a 71-66 lead with 4 min to go. Unfortunately, they couldn’t build on it, as Mississippi State stormed back to take a 72-71 lead.

Trailing 74-73 with 7 seconds to play, Allen got a great look at a three to win it, but it didn’t fall as the Cats lose their first game of the SEC Tournament ending their season.

Here is what Twitter had to say about what was likely the final game of the 2020-21 season for the Cats.

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