Even with Bone sitting out most of the half, the Wildcats' biggest lead was two points. Kentucky, which trailed by six at 23-17 midway through the half, led 36-34 at halftime as O'Neill closed the half with two straight baskets.
Stallworth scored to open the second half, stretching Kentucky's lead to four points. The Aggies scored the next 11 points to take a 45-38 lead they would not lose.
"We're happy," Blair said. "We're still dancing."