Kentucky Blasts Missouri, 87-66

02/24/2018 10:17 PM

The Kentucky basketball team made it three-in-a-row on Saturday night as they blew out Missouri at Rupp Arena, by a score of 87-66. Kentucky again showed their newfound intensity as they battled with the Tigers in the first half, but the Cats also showed a different look on offense in the first 20 minutes. Kentucky made 8 of their 10 three-pointers in the first half and took a 44-32 lead into the break.

In the second half, it was again all Kentucky as John Calipari’s team continued to shoot the ball well and play relentless defense. Hamidou Diallo appeared to take a big step forward for Kentucky, finishing with 11 points and going 3 of 3 from the three-point line. Diallo also recorded an assist for the first time since January 30.

Kevin Knox led Kentucky with 21 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Jarred Vanderbilt recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Quade Green (12 points) and PJ Washington (12 points) also scored in double-figures.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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