Kentucky Falls at LSU

Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 23 points, but it was not enough as No. 9 Kentucky lost at LSU 85-67 on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge.
The Wildcats scored the first two points of the game, but never led again, quickly falling behind to the Tigers, who led by as many as 14 points in the first half. LSU led 37-27 at the break.

In the second half, Kentucky (11-3, 1-1 SEC) fought back and got within four points on a layup by Alex Poythress with 9:36 left in the game. But the Tigers answered with a 9-2 run to stretch the lead back to 11.

Jamal Murray was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures, dropping 21 points in the game.

Kentucky shot 41.4 percent from the floor, while LSU shot 49.2 percent. The Tigers also won the battle of the boards, grabbing 46 rebounds compared to just 32 for Kentucky, largely due to foul trouble for Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress.

Mychal Mulder was a bright spot for the Cats, scoring a career-high five points and grabbing a career-high eight rebounds. Prior to this game, Mulder had totalled two points and seven total rebounds this season.

Tim Quarterman led LSU (9-5, 2-0) with 21 points, and he added 10 rebounds and seven assists.