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Epps' last-second basket in 2nd OT gives No. 10 Kentucky 92-90 win over No. 13 Mississippi St.


LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Makayla Epps capped a career night with a basket as time expired in the second overtime to give No. 10 Kentucky a wild 92-90 victory over No. 13 Mississippi State on Thursday night.

Epps scored 42 points but saved her biggest basket for last as she grabbed her own miss and put in a soft shot for the winner that sparked a big celebration for the Wildcats (19-5, 8-3 Southeastern Conference).

The sophomore guard's scoring total was second in program history behind Jennifer O'Neill's 43 points against Baylor in a four-overtime victory last season. Epps made 18 of 30 from the field including two 3-pointers that helped the Wildcats win their third in a row.

Epps also won a scoring duel with the Bulldogs' Victoria Vivians, whose career-high 39 points with five 3s gave Mississippi State (23-4, 9-4) chances to win.

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PHOTO: Mississippi State's Morgan William (2) looks for a teammate while defended by Kentucky's Bria Goss during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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