Razorbacks falter late at Kentucky

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Friday, February 16, 2018
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors applauds his players as a timeout is called in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Mississippi State won 111-69. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors applauds his players as a timeout is called in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Mississippi State won 111-69. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Arkansas dropped its third consecutive game Thursday, 78-57 at Kentucky.

Arkansas (12-14, 3-10 SEC) led by a point after a quarter, but it was all Kentucky (13-14, 5-8) after that at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.

The Razorbacks made 5-of-11 three-pointers in the first quarter and led 20-19 heading into the second. From there, the Wildcats outscored the Razorbacks 59-37 including 20-12 in the second quarter and 21-10 in the fourth.

Arkansas was just 6-25 (24 percent) on three-pointers after their first-quarter burst.

Kentucky had five players score 10 or more points, including Maci Morris’ game-high 20. After Alyssa Rice’s 13 points, Keke McKinney and Tatyana Wyatt each scored 11, while Dorie Harrison added 10 more.

Jailyn Mason led Arkansas with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-8 three-pointers. Malica Monk scored 14, while Bailey Zimmerman added 12 for the Razorbacks who finished the game shooting 30.4 percent.

Kentucky outscored Arkansas 38-12 in points in the lane and 32-7 in bench points. The Lady Wildcats out-rebounded the Razorbacks 44-31 with Rice leading all players with 9.

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