NASHVILLE — Kentucky won its second straight conference tournament title on Sunday, denying Texas A&M its first tourney championship since 1987.
SEC Country was there to give you live updates from Bridgestone Arena after tipoff. Check out our rewind below.
Get caught up:
- Kentucky gets scare from UGA, makes late run to advance
- Wildcats looking to ‘redeem’ themselves vs. Texas A&M
- John Calipari thinks NCAA tournament committee will burn Kentucky
Live updates (OVERTIME)
Kentucky 82, Texas A&M 77 (FINAL): Game recap
Kentucky 81, Texas A&M 77 (8.7 seconds left): Tyler Ulis is headed to the free-throw line to ice this one.
Kentucky 81, Texas A&M 77 (10.2 seconds left): Derek Willis responds with a 3-pointer for Kentucky, and House misses on the other end. Ulis grabs the board and feeds to Murray, who eventually drains a stepback 3-pointer. Alex Caruso quickly drives the other way for a layup. Kentucky possession.
Kentucky 75, Texas A&M 75 (1:43 left): Danuel House drains a 3-pointer for the tie.
Kentucky 75, Texas A&M 72 (2:31 left): Jalen Jones grabs Derek Willis’ wrist for a foul 90 feet from the basket. Willis makes one of two free throws.
Kentucky 74, Texas A&M 72 (3:14 left): Tyler Ulis hits a 3-pointer to bring his point total to 29, but Alex Poythress fouls out on the other end. Marcus Lee (four fouls), Isaiah Briscoe (three) and Skal Labissiere (three) are also in foul trouble. Danuel House makes one of two free throws.
Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 71 (5:00 left): Kentucky takes possession to begin the extra period.
Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 71 (END OF REGULATION): Tyler Ulis misses a fallaway jumper from near the top of the key, and we’re headed to overtime.
Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 71 (15.3 seconds left): Alex Poythress is fouled on the defensive boards, but misses the front end of a 1-and-1. Danuel House soars into the lane for the tying bucket. Kentucky ball.
Kentucky 71, Texas A&M 69 (49.6 seconds left): Texas A&M continues to win on the offensive boards, climbing to within a bucket by working hard in the lane. They have possession coming out of the timeout. Meanwhile, Kentucky has gone cold; The Wildcats have made two shots in their past eight attempts.
Kentucky 67, Texas A&M 64 (2:52 left): Danuel House fires up a prayer at the shot-clock buzzer, and Tyler Davis collects the offensive rebound for a layup. On the ensuing possession, Alex Poythress’ shot is blocked, and Jalen Jones takes the outlet for a breakaway dunk.
Kentucky 67, Texas A&M 60 (3:52 left): Jamal Murray misses a corner three, but Isaiah Briscoe snatches the offensive rebound and feeds it back to Murray, who hits this time. He’s at 14 points (4-for-12). Texas A&M’s offense has gone cold, making just two of its past nine attempts while the game slowly slips away.
Kentucky 60, Texas A&M 58 (6:25 left): A Derek Willis 3-pointer gets the crowd going, but Texas A&M has a chance to tie the game or take the lead after the current timeout. The two teams have made just two of their last 11 combined shots while keeping up a frenetic pace.
Kentucky 57, Texas A&M 56 (8:52 left): Kentucky reclaims the lead thanks to Tyler Ulis’ hot hand. The point guard now has 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Marcus Lee is on the floor with four fouls. Poythress (four), Briscoe (three) and Labissiere (three) are also in foul trouble.
Texas A&M 53, Kentucky 52 (12:13 left): Isaiah Briscoe ends an 8-0 Texas A&M run with a layup, but can’t finish the three-point play at the line.
Texas A&M 42, Kentucky 37 (18:44 left): Jamal Murray hits a 3-pointer to open the second half, then shoots an arrow at the Kentucky bench, which mimes holding and kicking a football field goal. A&M immediately responds with a bucket in the lane and a transition dunk by Alex Caruso.
Kentucky leaders: Tyler Ulis (11 points on 4-for-6 shooting, 1 rebound, 1 assist) and Isaiah Briscoe (6 points on 3-for-4 shooting, 3 rebounds, 3 assists)
Texas A&M leaders: Danuel House (10 points on 3-for-6 shooting, 4 rebounds, 1 assist) and Jalen Jones (9 points on 3-for-11 shooting, 5 rebounds, 2 assists)
Texas A&M 38, Kentucky 34 (HALFTIME): Jalen Jones misses a pair of layups, and Kentucky winds up with possession for the final shot. Derek Wills’ 3-pointer sails left, and Alex Caruso nearly drains a shot from the opposite free-throw line as the buzzer sounds.
Texas A&M 33, Kentucky 30 (3:32 left): This is one is shaping up to be a classic. A whirlwind run features a pair of layups from Isaiah Briscoe and five points from Tyler Ulis, but the Aggies are filling it up, too. Three-pointers from Danuel House and Jalen Jones help sustain A&M’s lead. Ulis leads all scorers with 11 points (4-for-6 shooting).
Texas A&M 23, Kentucky 21 (7:21 left): Poythress hits one of two free throws, but Texas A&M responds with a corner 3-pointer on the other end. Jamal Murray takes the lengthy inbounds pass to the basket, drawing a foul. He hits both.
Texas A&M 20, Kentucky 18 (7:53 left): Alex Poythress goes to the line with a chance to end Kentucky’s 4:11 scoring drought, over which time the Wildcats have missed three shots and committed three turnovers.
Kentucky 16, Texas A&M 15 (12:36 left): Isaac Humphries is getting plenty of first-half minutes, but his rhythm is off. He’s now missed two shots badly, and Derek Willis subs in for him while Charles Matthews hits one of two at the line.
Kentucky 15, Texas A&M 13 (13:40 left): Much like yesterday’s Kentucky-UGA game, the pace is beginning to reach breakneck speed. Jamal Murray finishes a back-and-forth stretch with a beautiful fallaway layup to put Kentucky back in the lead.
Kentucky 11, Texas A&M 7 (15:26 left): Two nights after hitting four 3-pointers, Alex Poythress is firing from deep again. The senior forward hits a left corner bucket, then Tyler Ulis capitalizes on a Jamal Murray steal with a transition layup. The Bridgestone Arena crowd is rocking for the first time.
Kentucky 6, Texas A&M 5 (16:55 left): Another oop. This one from Tyler Ulis to Marcus Lee in transition. That’s three combined alley-oops in fewer than three minutes. A&M counters with a pair of free throws on the other end.
Kentucky 4, Texas A&M 3 (18:28 left): A&M counters with an alley-oop of its own, as Jalen Jones soars above Skal Labissiere to throw down a two-handed dunk. He completes the three-point play at the foul line.
Kentucky 2, Texas A&M 0 (19:30 left): Kentucky wins the tip and immediately scores on an alley-oop jam by Jamal Murray. Skal Labissiere picks up the assist.
Kentucky starters: Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Alex Poythress and Skal Labissiere
Texas A&M starters: Anthony Collins, Danuel House, Alex Caruso, Jalen Jones and Tyler Davis
Notes: Texas A&M’s entire starting lineup is from the state of Texas, while Kentucky’s lineup is comprised of three American states (Illinois, New Jersey and Tennessee) and three total countries (U.S., Haiti and Canada) … Kentucky is attempting to win its 29th conference tournament title … Texas A&M is attempting to win its third (Southwest, 1980 and 1987) … Texas A&M owns the No. 1 seed and is the “home” team in Sunday’s game, but the stadium is already packed with blue-clad Kentucky fans … The Aggies won these teams’ first and only matchup in February. It was an overtime classic that featured an ill-timed technical foul and a buzzer beating layup.