Score: Arkansas 73, Kentucky 60
Star(s): UK: Willie Cauley-Stein 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 4 Blk. UA: Coty Clarke 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl.
Story: Kentucky got beat by a tough Arkansas team in Fayetteville.
The Cats lost a must-win – but how much of the loss was Kentucky beating itself? Kentucky got into foul trouble early in a very rough game. Alex Poythress, who has been a huge defensive factor, fouled out of the game with five minutes left to play.
Arkansas scored 30 points off of the Cats’ numerous turnovers. Also, Arkansas’s defense shut down the Kentucky offense; Arkansas had 11 steals against the UK. On top of all of that, the Razorbacks out-rebounded Kentucky 43-36 on the glass. Coach Cal’s reaction to getting dominated on the boards? “This was bad but we’ve been worse.”
Kentucky tied a season-high with 19 turnovers (also at Texas A&M) and were outscored 30-2 in points off turnovers.
— Matt May (@TCPMattMay) March 2, 2013
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