Kentucky basketball suffered its second loss of the season, at Madison Square Garden against Seton Hall. The game was dramatic throughout, especially down the stretch in regulation.
The Pirates nearly won the game on a huge three by star Myles Powell with 1.5 seconds left, but Keldon Johnson sent things to overtime on a buzzer-beating half-court heave.
Seton Hall wound up coming out on top in the extra frame, with a Myles Cale three clinching things with under 10 seconds left. Johnson had a look to win it at the end, but missed an off-balance three that looked like it might’ve featured some contact.
The more controversial no-call, however, might’ve cost Kentucky in regulation.
Ahead of Myles Powell’s three, with the game tied at 67, Seton Hall’s Jared Rhoden came down with a hard elbow on Kentucky basketball star PJ Washington.
It probably wasn’t intentional, but it looks like a pretty clear foul on replay.
In case anyone was confused about who hit PJ Washington, let this man show you. pic.twitter.com/oTXUiLQJxa
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) December 8, 2018
That's not a basketball play. He extended his elbow and it hit Washington in the throat. Gotta be a flagrant 1.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) December 8, 2018
If it had been called a flagrant one, as Davis argued it should have been, PJ Washington would have gone to the line. He was 12-for-13 on the day, and finished the game with 29 points. Kentucky would’ve also kept possession of the ball in the waning seconds, potentially with a lead.
Instead, Seton Hall took things home in OT.
Of course, Kentucky had ample chance to win the game in that extra time, and John Calipari is under fire for some of his coaching decisions late. The no-call didn’t decide the game, but it certainly didn’t help the Wildcats either.
Seton Hall won in overtime, 84-83.