Kentucky gave a poor effort in their 82-87 loss to LSU on Tuesday.

"We gave (the UK players) a game plan," said assistant coach Kenny Payne, who substituted for Coach John Calipari on the post-game radio show. "We didn't execute. More disappointing, we didn't fight.

"The games we face, it's all about fight. It's not strategy. Not Xs and Os. It's not who's got the better players. It's who will fight. And we didn't come out and fight tonight, and that's very disappointing."

James Young led Kentucky with 23 points.