Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky Dismantles Missouri to Improve to 16-0

(1) Kentucky 86
Missouri 37

Final from Lexington, Kentucky

Top-ranked Kentucky (16-0, 3-0 SEC) came out hot and never looked back as they dismantled Missouri 86-37 Tuesday night in Rupp Arena.

Aaron Harrison led the Wildcats with 16 points, including 5 three-pointers. Willie Cauley-Stein finished with 13 points.

Freshman Karl Towns had one of his best games of the season, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.

Dakari Johnson contributed 8 points and 7 boards.

Wes Clark and Keanau Post led Missouri (7-9, 1-2) with 10 points each.

The Tigers were just 16-for-59 (27.1%) from the field and a putrid 1-for-18 (5.6%) from the three-point line.

Kentucky shot 27-for-56 (48.2%) from the field and 8-for-18 (44.4%) from long range.

The Wildcats out-rebounded Missouri 46-27.

Kentucky hits the road next for a challenging game at Alabama on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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