Posted February 01, 2014 on AP on Fox
With six minutes to go Saturday, Jordan Clarkson hit a fadeaway and pumped his fist nonchalantly, as if he knew Missouri could finally catch up with Kentucky. It never happened. Jabari Brown scored a career-high 33 points and Clarkson finished with 28, but the Tigers lost 84-79 after trailing for the final 38 minutes. Missouri (16-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) narrowed its deficit to 80-77 with 51.9 seconds remaining on Clarkson's layup, but Aaron Harrison answered with a layup 30 seconds later to end the threat. ''We're a talented team,'' Clarkson said. ''We weren't going to let them just blow us out.'' Harrison scored 21 points and James Young added 20 to help No. 11 Kentucky (16-5, 6-2) improve to 2-3 on the road after losing 87-82 at LSU on Tuesday. Harrison's 3-pointer just 1:42 into the game gave the team a lead it wouldn't relinquish, but it wasn't easy. Despite the teams combining for 41 fouls and the lack of lea...

Combined best efforts of Clarkson, Brown help Tigers avoid blowout by Kentucky

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- You can point to any number of reasons for Missouri's 84-79 loss to Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. Two of the most important Tigers, Earnest Ross and Johnathan Williams III, were saddled with foul trouble early and never really allowed to get in the flow of the game. The home-crowd advantage did not materialize as it should have. Inclement weather helped limit...
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