The game was a back and forth affair through 40 minutes, especially in the final 10 seconds, which featured Powell giving the Pirates the lead with a three-pointer. The Wildcats could not call timeout, so they brought the ball up the floor as time winded down and Johnson connected on a halfcourt heave at the buzzer to force overtime.
The extra period did not disappoint either, as Seton Hall outscored Kentucky, 14-13, in the final five minutes, this after putting up 45 points in the final 20 minutes of regulation. P.J. Washington had a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kentucky, who had won seven games in a row. That helped them overcome 118-84 blowout loss to the Duke Blue Devils to open the season on November 6th. They will return home next Saturday to play host to the Utah Utes. The Pirates will also be home on Saturday afternoon against the Rutgers Scarlett Knights.