Mississippi State may have just seen its bubble burst in the cruelest of ways, as the SEC Championship slipped out of their fingers, 75-74 in Overtime. In regulation, the Bulldogs were up three with 5 seconds to go, but chose to foul. Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe made the first free throw but then missed the second on purpose. John Wall retreived the rebound, shot an air ball and Demarcus Cousins put in the putback, just .1 seconds before time expired. The Cats then prevailed in overtime, after a circus three by John Wall that put the Cats up for good.
Now the waiting begins for the Bulldogs. Rick Stansbury was as deflated as any coach I have ever seen after the game and seemed on the verge of tears in his press conference. He said that the two OT losses to Kentucky should be considered by Tournament committee but acknowledged that the call was now out of his hands.
What a game. I have been to SEC Tournament games for 20 years and there are only one or two that could come close to this one in terms of quality of play, raw emotion and excitement. One for the books.