UK BASKETBALL | No. 21 Wildcats Fall at Mizzou

02/03/2018 09:39 PM

No. 21 Kentucky men’s basketball’s three-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats (17-6, 6-4) fell to Missouri (15-8, 5-5) in Columbia, Mo. by the final score of 69-60.

The 60 points is a season low for the Wildcats.

Missouri controlled most the game, leading for over 33 minutes out of the game’s 40 total minutes.

UK struggled from the field, shooting 21-of-67 (31.3%) overall, including 2-of-20 (20.0%) from three-point range.

The Wildcats were led by guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 15 points. He was the only Wildcat to score in double-digits.

Mizzou on the other hand had three players score in double-digits, as Kassius Robertson and Jordan Barnett each scored 16 points, while Jontay Porter had 13 points.

Next up for Kentucky is a home game against No. 18 Tennessee (17-5, 7-3) on Tuesday. Tip-off is set for roughly 7 p.m. ET inside Rupp Arena.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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