LSU hangs tough on the road, falls 68-57

Keith Bogans scored 20 points and Gerald Fitch added 15 as No. 3 Kentucky won its 14th straight game with a 68-57 victory over LSU today at Rupp Arena.<br><br>The Wildcats (20-3, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) outrebounded LSU 46-30 and forced 17 turnovers to remain unbeaten in league play.

Jaime Lloreda had 18 points and nine rebounds for LSU (14-9, 3-8).

Kentucky shot 22-for-56 from the field (39 percent), its lowest of the season in 10 home games. LSU struggled, going 20-of-54 from the field (37 percent).

 

The Wildcats missed 14 of its first 17 shots. But Kentucky grabbed 14 of the first 18 rebounds and held LSU to six shots in the first eight minutes.

Ronald Dupree, the SEC's seventh-leading scorer, had only four points on 2-of-7 shooting with six minutes left. He finished with 10, his lowest in an SEC game this season.

 

Kentucky extended its lead to 20 points in the second half before LSU rallied, cutting the lead to five by the final minute. However, Kentucky's Erik Daniels hit a pair of free throws with 36.1 seconds left and Bogans hit two more six seconds later to put the game away.


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