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Kentucky dominates in third-consecutive victory, defeats Missouri 87-66

For the third consecutive game, the Kentucky Wildcats dominated the competition and looked like a true threat in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Kentucky defeated Missouri 87-66, and it was arguably the team’s most complete performance of the year, impressing both offensively and defensively.

Tonight for the first time in SEC play, in fact, Calipari was able to unload the bench at the end of the game.

And Brad Calipari hit a three. It was that kind of night.

Six Wildcats finished the day in double figures, led by Kevin Knox with 21 points on 6-13 shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander followed it up with 15 points, eight assists, and five rebounds in yet another well-rounded performance.

Hamidou Diallo also finally found his groove shooting the ball, finishing with 11 points on 3-3 shooting from beyond the arc, and one monster slam in transition.

Quade Green was the perfect offensive spark off the bench, finishing the night with 12 points on 5-6 shooting, two rebounds, three assists, and a steal. When the game was going back and forth late in the first half, Green’s big buckets allowed for the Cats to extend the lead and complete the blowout.

We also saw the best game of Jarred Vanderbilt’s young career. Late in the second half, the talented forward had a stretch with a strong slam on one end, and followed it up with two consecutive demoralizing blocks at the rim. He finished the day with 11 points on 4-4 shooting, 15 rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and just one turnover on the day.

As a team, the Cats shot 55% from the field and 63% from three. They also converted at the line, shooting 73% on 30 attempts.

Kentucky outrebounded the Tigers 36-32, finished with ten more assists, three less turnovers, and the UK bench outscored Mizzou’s 38-15. Complete and utter domination.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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32 Comments for Kentucky dominates in third-consecutive victory, defeats Missouri 87-66



  1. runningunnin.454
    10:36 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Well, Missouri….I guess we showed you….huh?



  2. CATilactica
    10:36 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Great Performance by the cats. But richards should get walk on minutes.



  3. Big Meech
    10:36 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Happy to see Hami have some fun. Sad for our haters that have nothing to talk about



  4. timbo
    10:37 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Good game fellas. How is 5 rebs “flirting with a triple double”? Heck, I’m flirting with a triple double drinking tea and watching on tv!



  5. bbnZach
    10:39 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    #9 incoming



  6. kenny
    10:41 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Good win. Sorry haters, you’ll have hold all that hate in for tonight.



  7. runningunnin.454
    10:46 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    In the 2nd half, we were without a Michael Porter Jr update for almost 8 minutes…I was about to have delirium tremens.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:53 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

      Yes, his face stayed plastered on our tv screens so long it was creepy



    • Miller45
      10:58 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

      I said earlier no one is happier that Michael porter didn’t play than Michael porter is



    • 4everUKblue
      6:56 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

      And you nailed that one too Miller.



  8. Ridge Runner
    10:55 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Awesome job Cats!



  9. cats646
    10:57 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Great game!! Glad to see diallo finally getting it done.



  10. Ridge Runner
    10:57 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Just wanting a 3 or 4seed now in SEC tournament so we can have Weds off. Not crucial but it would be nice. No team ahead of us frightens me for sure.



    • ukcamel
      12:31 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

      Seeds 11-14 play Wednesday. Seeds 5-10 play Thursday. Top-4 get a double-bye.



  11. Bobbum Man
    10:58 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Another great win and impressive performance from the team… loved seeing Hami find his groove a little bit and be out there smiling and having fun, another great TEAM win sure hope they can keep this going cause they’re finally looking like a good basketball team



    • Miller45
      1:00 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

      yes, I would imagine he may be somewhere else next season, and if he is then good luck sorry it didn’t work out. I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t explicitly dislike the guy



  12. Miller45
    11:02 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    are things REALLY coming together and solidifying like it is starting to look like they might be?



    • Ridge Runner
      11:06 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

      Two basic items for me… they move without the ball now and the energy on defense remains longer. Yeah, nothing big to some folks but big to me. If that makes any sense…



    • Miller45
      1:04 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

      I feel like PJ and SGA are really starting to gel and are starting to see and feel things developing before it happens.



    • kuhlkat
      8:47 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

      Great 2 points RR. Totally nailed ig



    • Mathlete
      1:00 pm February 25, 2018 Permalink

      RR’s spot on, if we can keep up the defensive intensity we’ll be fine. I loved seeing so many Mizzou possessions end in a desperate 3 at the end of the shot clock, it really seemed to rattle the tigers too.

      Part of the issue during the slump was that our offense was stagnant, and too often ending in somebody (usually Shai) driving into traffic and getting double or triple teamed. That still happens regularly, but we’ve started recognizing it and finding the open man instead of shooting over a forest of defenders.



  13. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    11:31 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

    Did anyone else notice SKJ’s bad body language on the sidelines?



  14. Aar
    6:39 am February 25, 2018 Permalink

    How about SGA’s quietly very good game! He is really doing a great job being what this team needs in each game. Scoring when needed, bringing energy when the team is lulling and bringing 8 assists! when the team is clicking. Way to play Shai!