Kentucky Pounds Glass, Arkansas In Convincing Win
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – John Calipari had never won inside Bud Walton Arena as a head coach at Kentucky but he made sure that streak ended at three games.
Kentucky pounded the offensive glass and pulled down 17 offensive rebounds as the Wildcats held off Arkansas for a 80-66 win in Fayetteville.
The Wildcats got 19 second chance points and 32 points in the paint.
Arkansas falls to 3-3 in the SEC and faces a quick turnaround as it travels to Georgia on Saturday.
Both teams struggled to find any rhythm in the first half as each shot less than 40 percent but the Wildcats got 15 second chance points to build a 12-point lead at intermission. The Razorbacks were held without a made 3-point basket in the first 20 minutes and were able to force the Wildcats into just two turnovers in the first half.
Arkansas cut the Wildcats’ lead to 10 in the early minutes of the second half but got no closer.
Dusty Hannahs led the way for Arkansas as he had a game high 20 points. Anthlon Bell had 16 points while Moses Kingsley finished with 13 points and six rebounds.. Kentucky was paced by Tyler Ulis with 24 points while Jamal Murray added 19 points and seven rebounds.