Johnny Jones: 'We had a shot'

LSU coach Johnny Jones addressed the media after the Tigers let one slip away to top-ranked Kentucky. Watch his postgame comments on a narrow miss, why he stuck with Gray over Patterson, more.

No. 1 Kentucky (24-0, 11-0) held serve in Baton Rouge by a slim margin, holding off LSU (17-7, 6-5) by the final score of 71-69.

Third-year Tigers coach Johnny Jones met with reporters following the game to recap the action.

"Throughout the first half our guys did a tremendous job of playing tough offensively and really putting it in on the defensive end, getting stops and battling a tough basketball team," he explained. "I thought in the second half Kentucky established themselves early. We made a run, our guys sustained their effort ... and we regained the lead.

"Down the stretch, with about four or five minutes left, we put ourselves in position to possibly win a game. I thought from there they did a great job of getting to the offensive glass late, which was needed, and making some timely plays down there. That wound up hurting us."

Jones also looked back on the final play, which saw junior guard Keith Hornsby take a highly contested three that would've won the ballgame.

"I thought we had a shot there late to win it. We got a look at it," said Jones. "Unfortunately it didn't go down, but I'm really proud of our guys with the effort that they gave tonight."

Watch the video below for even more from Jones.


LSU fans can also click on the link below to read TSD's live running game thread, which is now updated to include additional postgame quotes from Coach Johnny Jones and select players.

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