No. 20 Kentucky 55, Arkansas 54

Arkansas (18-8, 6-8 SEC) vs. Kentucky (20-7, 9-5 SEC)

  • Somehow UK forces Arkansas to step on end line and Mathies drives the lane to win score the game-winner with five seconds left in the game.
  • Two free throws by Dunlap gets UK to 54-53 with 25 seconds to play. Arkansas ball.
  • Kentucky missing too many bunnies and trails 54-51with 52 seconds left. Arkansas has the ball.
  • A huge Mathies three-pointer gives Cats some hope, still down 52-49 with 2:07 to play.
  • UK is running out of time trailing 52-46 with 3:19 to play.
  • Cats call a timeout trailing 50-43 with 4:21 left in the game. They have the ball and are struggling on offense. Arkansas has been limiting UK to just one shot the last few trips and it seems to have UK pressing.
  • With a vocal Fairdale cheering section, Ricketts has scored 10 points of a 12-0 run for Arkansas to put the Razorbacks up 37-35 for the first time since they led 2-0.
  • Razorbacks come out of the locker room red hot, using a 9-2 run to get within three points 35-32 with 14:30 to play.
  • HALFTIME: KENTUCKY 28, ARKANSAS 21 — An 8-0 run to end the half gets the Razorbacks in shouting distance.
  • Cats up 26-13 with 3:36 left in the first half. Arkansas has turned the ball over 14 times for 19 UK points and the Razorbacks are shooting just 27.3 percent from the field.
  • After a series of steals led to UK points, Arkansas’ Ricketts had to return despite her two early fouls. Her drive through the lane and made basket stopped a three-minute drought for the Razorbacks, who trail 22-11 with 6:40 to play in the first half.
  • UK leads 14-7 with 11:18 to go in the first half behind a 14-3 run in which four different players scored.
  • Cats up 5-2 behind two shots by A’dia Mathies, who has left the game with what appears to be back spasms of some sort. Arkansas has made only one of its five shot attempts.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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