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Video: Kentucky Outlasts Rival Louisville After Russ Smith Misses Game Tying Three Attempt

Earlier tonight, we wrote that it would be hard for Kentucky-Louisville to surpass Michigan-Tennessee. We were wrong, it may have done just that. After jumping out to a double-digit lead early in the game, the two archrivals fell into a second half slug fest that saw Louisville forwards Montrezl Harrell and Stephan Van Treese foul out down the stretch. 

With six seconds left and Louisville down three, star guard Russ Smith took a three to attempt to tie the game, but it caught rim. Louisville fouled, but freshman guard Aaron Harrison was able to knock down both to secure the 74-69 win.

The Harrisons combined for 29 points, although they struggled from the field, shooting a combined 7-of-24. Big men Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson each made huge impacts, scoring 15 each. Randle also corralled 12 rebounds. After the game, Calipari said it was reserve Alex Poythress who ultimately won the game for Kentucky. Poythress scored all six of his points in the last 4:08, including a couple of clutch free throws that gave Kentucky the lead. 

Kentucky will face Michigan at 5:05 PM EST on Sunday.