NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas at Kentucky|
(Tuesday, January 17th)
Final Score: (2) Kentucky 86, Arkansas 63
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Anthony Davis scored a career-high 27 points,
grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked seven shots as No. 2 Kentucky rolled over
Arkansas, 86-63, in an SEC mismatch.
Davis set the Kentucky single-season record with his second block and
currently has 87 in his freshman campaign.
"It's a great accomplishment, especially for a freshman, so I am really proud
of myself," Davis said. "I didn't even know how many blocks I had. ...I just
wanted to block every shot so they don't have a potential to score."
The Wildcats (18-1, 4-0 SEC) also had four other double-digit scorers -- Doron
Lamb (14), Terrence Jones (13), Darius Miller (11) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
(10) -- in extending their home winning streak to 46 games.
Mardracus Wade netted 12 points for the Razorbacks (13-5, 2-2), who were
coming off Saturday's win over LSU.
Arkansas trailed the entire way, falling behind 8-0 less than three minutes
in. The margin reach as high as 20 in the first half after Lamb's three-
pointer made it 33-13 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
The Wildcats connected on 48 percent from the field in the first half for a
37-21 lead, and were even more efficient in the final 20 minutes by hitting 66
percent of their shots.
Davis had a pair of dunks midway through, throwing down the first despite
getting fouled. The second slam resulted in a 70-42 cushion that was not
challenged down the stretch.
"It was a great opportunity and it's a learning situation for our guys. There
are going to be more ball games," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said.
Marvell Waithe, Rashad Madden and B.J. Young each scored 10 points for
Arkansas, which had just five assists on 23 made field goals...Kentucky shot
19-of-25 from the foul line.
01/18 00:33:28 ET