Fast Break: How Arkansas beat Kentucky

March 2, 2013 

  • SEC Standings

    Conf. All

    Florida 12-3 22-5

    Kentucky 11-4 20-8

    Alabama 11-4 19-9

    Mississippi 10-5 21-7

    Missouri 9-6 20-8

    Tennessee 9-6 17-10

    LSU 8-7 17-9

    Arkansas 8-7 17-11

    Georgia 7-8 13-15

    Texas A&M 6-9 16-12

    Vanderbilt 6-9 12-15

    South Carolina 3-12 13-15

    Auburn 3-12 9-19

    Mississippi St. 2-13 7-20

    Saturday's games

    Alabama at Florida, 12 p.m.

    Tennessee at Georgia, 1:30

    LSU at Missouri, 4

    Kentucky at Arkansas, 4

    Mississippi at Mississippi State, 5

    South Carolina at Texas A&M, 7

    Vanderbilt at Auburn, 9

    Saturday's games


A quick summary of Arkansas' 73-60 victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.:

Talking points

Sharp early offensively, UK rushed out to an 11-4 lead. The Arkansas defense began to turn the Cats over and the Razorbacks went on a 14-3 run. UK was having trouble starting its offense while Arkansas was having trouble making shots. The Arkansas lead reached 25-20 but Archie Goodwin kept the Cats close, and they trailed 32-29 at the half. UK seemed even more rattled in the second half. Arkansas had early runs of 11-0 and 7-0. Kentucky was making more turnovers than baskets, and never made a serious run in the second half.

Telling numbers

■ Kentucky has lost its last three road games by double digits. Next up is a trip to Georgia — a win UK desperately needs on its NCAA résumé.

■ It took Julius Mays, who has been Mr. Clutch for UK, more than 38 minutes to score.

■ At one point, Arkansas had taken 60 shots to 31 for Kentucky.

■ 30-2: Points off turnovers in favor of Arkansas.

■ Arkansas, not a strong rebounding team, had 20 offensive boards.

■ In the first 15 minutes of the second half, UK took only nine shots.

■ UK turned it over six times in the first seven minutes and 10 in the first 15.

■ UK started shooting 8-for-17, Arkansas 9-for-29. Arkansas led 21-20.

■ UK shot 45.8 percent in the first half while Arkansas hit 30.8. The Hogs led by three.

■ Kentucky had 11 turnovers and two assists in the first half.

Thumbs up

■ Archie Goodwin returned home to a hostile crowd and responded admirably.

■ Willie Cauley-Stein was effective, when UK could get into its offense.

Thumbs down

■ Kentucky has been careless with the ball most of the season. Never was that more evident than against the pressure of Arkansas.

■ It seems clear Alex Poythress will need more time to become a consistent contributor.

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