LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) While there were a lot of happy players in the Kentucky locker room, only Nick Richards got a kiss on the forehead from coach John Calipari.
"I said there are about three of you in this room that need this, but I will do it for you, so I kissed him on the forehead," Calipari said of the the 6-foot-11 junior forward who had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the No. 15 Wildcats won 76-74 in overtime at No. 18 Texas Tech. "Nick was unbelievable."
Richards scored the last five points in regulation for the Wildcats (15-4), and their first five in overtime before his two game-deciding free throws with 10 seconds left in the only Big 12/SEC Challenge game featuring two ranked teams.