Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kentucky Runs Out of Gas in Overtime at Allen Fieldhouse

(4) Kansas 96
(20) Kentucky 90 F/OT

Final from Lawrence, Kansas

Game recap by UK:

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Wayne Selden Jr. scored a career-high 33 points, seven in overtime, and fourth-ranked Kansas beat No. 20 Kentucky 90-84 on Saturday night in the premier showdown of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Frank Mason III added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks (17-4), who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Wildcats (16-5) by winning their 35th straight game at Allen Fieldhouse.

It wasn't easy.

The Wildcats built an eight-point lead midway through the second half before Kansas switched to a zone defense and mounted a comeback. Perry Ellis made the second of two free throws to tie the game 76-all with 9 seconds left, and Tyler Ulis coughed up the ball at the other end before Kentucky got off a shot. In fact, the turnover gave Mason a chance for a half-court heave that he nearly made. But when the game went to overtime, Selden simply took over.

He opened the extra session with a couple of free throws, and then on the next trip down drove to the rim and dunked over Ulis and 6-foot-11 freshman Skal Labissiere. Selden added two more free throws later in overtime to help the Jayhawks end the Wildcats' three game winning streak.

Ulis finished with 26 points and eight assists for Kentucky. Jamal Murray added 15 points, Alex Poythress had 13 and Isaiah Briscoe scored 12.

Complete Recap

Team Notes

- Kentucky’s 88 points tied the season high set on Dec. 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky.
- Kansas scored 90 points, the most by a UK opponent this year. UK is 0-3 this year when allowing 80-plus points. UK has allowed 74-plus points in all five losses.
- Kentucky scored 84 points, its fourth most in a game this year and most in a loss.
- Kentucky committed a season-high 33 fouls.
- Kansas made 30 free throws on 47 attempts, both were the most by UK opponent this year.
- Kentucky had four players foul out for the first time since Dec. 4, 2010 at North Carolina.
- Kentucky shot 53.2 percent from the field, UK has shot over 50 percent in three straight. UK is 10-1 this season when shooting at least 50 percent.
- Kansas won the rebounding 42-31. UK is 1-4 this year when finishing the game at a rebounding deficit.
- Kentucky grabbed 31 rebounds, the second fewest in a game this year (29 vs. Louisville).
- Kansas shot .417 (8-17) from 3-point range. That’s the second most by a UK opponent this year (Ohio State .500, 9-18).
- Kentucky extended its streak to 960 consecutive games with at least one 3-point basket.
- Calipari has a 651-183 (.781) all-time record, including a 206-42 (.824) mark at Kentucky.

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