Jarell Martin paced the Tigers in defeat with 21 points and 11 rebounds, both team highs. His frontcourt running mate Jordan Mickey shook off a slow start to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.
Josh Gray, coming off the bench for a second straight game, played 24 minutes and scored seven points with two assists versus Kentucky, the choice over starter Jalyn Patterson late because of his on-ball defending, head coach Johnny Jones said after the ballgame.
Watch below as Gray, Martin and Mickey rehash the tough setback, including what went wrong on the team's final two possessions, and then look ahead to the final stretch of SEC games.
---------------------------LSU fans can also click on the link below to read TSD's live running game thread, which is now updated to include postgame quotes from Coach Johnny Jones.