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Kentucky Runs Away from Arkansas with the SEC Championship

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Kentucky continued its winning ways with a commanding 82-65 victory in the SEC Championship, bringing the trophy back to Lexington for the 30th time behind a complete team effort.

De’Aaron Fox was too quick, only contained by early foul trouble.  Malik Monk did Malik Monk things after a slow start, from deep threes to breakaway dunks off made baskets.  Bam Adebayo was a steady, patient presence in the post.  Last but not least, Dominique Hawkins gave the type of energy and effort that made every Kentucky fan proud.

All four finished in double-figures.  Fox led Kentucky with 18 points, Monk and Adebayo each had 17 points and Hawkins finished with a career-high 14 points.

The game was chippy to start, thanks in part to a little pregame trash talk from the Arkansas sideline.  The Razorbacks took advantage of UK’s sloppy play to take an 18-17 lead ten minutes into the game.  The Cats needed energy, and they got it from their scrappy senior.

Hawkins created turnovers for easy buckets to help Kentucky surge ahead of Arkansas for good with a 14-4 run.  Kentucky took control, built the lead up to 19, but Arkansas didn’t quit.  The Razorbacks’s late run cut the Kentucky lead to nine with 1:30 remaining.  Of course, Hawkins was the one to provide an unlikely dagger, creating a turnover with an offensive foul that stole all of Arkansas’ remaining momentum.

Kentucky will enter the NCAA Tournament on an 11-game win streak, the second-longest winning streak in the John Calipari era.  It’s Coach Cal’s fifth SEC Championship title and the program’s 30th.  All other SEC schools combined have 27 SEC Tournament Championship titles.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 Comments for Kentucky Runs Away from Arkansas with the SEC Championship



  1. Booby Petrino
    3:10 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Hogs wanted to roll in the mud today. Glad our boys rose above.



    • Luether
      12:12 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

      Anderson’s teams always play thuggish. That’s the way he coaches and it’s been successful…



  2. kenny
    3:12 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Glad to see Dom get some recognition, he deserves it. The guys played hard, good win today. GO CATS



    • Ridge Runner
      3:18 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yes sir.. absolutely



  3. henderblue
    3:13 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Great to see Dom on all tournament team. Well deserved. Good win



  4. catsarerunnin
    3:15 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    SEC Champs!!! Yeah buddy!



  5. Ridge Runner
    3:17 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Great performance today.. Go Blue!



  6. slford00
    3:27 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    “Kentucky will enter the NCAA Tournament on an 11-game win streak, the second-longest winning streak in the John Calipari era.”

    What? That’s not even close to being true.

    2015 38-0. 2010 started 19-0. I don’t know the streak # off top of head, but 2012 didn’t lose between IU and Vandy.

    Did you mean longest streak entering the tournament?



  7. whack0001
    3:27 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    2nd longest winning streak in the calipari era? You mean 2nd longest entering the tournament? There have definitely been several winning streaks longer than 11.



  8. T-wah
    3:30 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Humphreys should win the MVP. He scored the winning basket today. He has led us to a perfect record this year every time he scores (tongue planted firmly in cheek, of course). Awesome win, today. I’m so proud of Hawkins. He was the heart and soul of this team throughout the tournament. Way to go, Dom!



    • Fake Donald Trump
      3:39 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Careful with jokes or parodies around here, some posters can’t handle it. They either take life too seriously or need to have a dire need of some beer. I mean KSR says in their slogan UK sports news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible right? So why not embrace some humor and fun.

      Seriously, it was a great win, a fantastic win and the way Arkansas showed their class (or lack there of) at the end was a disaster. Dom worked hard today and is my player of the game for this afternoon. Fox does deserve the tourney MVP. I will say Humphries did provide some good time at the end of the first after Bam picked up his second. Derek has been showing me something all week and hope it trends up. Way to become a block and rebound machine besides having a good shot at the 3. Well done to this team all around.



    • Hunters Hero
      4:10 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Absolutely-



    • catsarerunnin
      4:41 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah so many uptight folk around here….



    • Fake Donald Trump
      4:45 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      catsarerunnin – you know it’s true to a point. a lot of people came after me after making fun of Trump yesterday over how he feels Obamacare is a disaster, especially one guy mentioning it helped his dad. Which to that guy, glad it helped your dad, but more people have lost with it than not. But back to the point, one person saw it for what it was (a joke) and kudos to that guy. I’ve seen others post humorous things and get crap for it. Just saying.



  9. SanDiegoDave
    3:33 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Congratulations to the Cats. However, it is concerning to watch Cal make the same mistake he’s made several times in championship and tournament games: put on the brakes and let the other team back into the game. His attempt to protect the lead rather than continuing the things that got that lead is going to cost this team in the NCAA tournament, just like every other year, except one.



    • neilbert
      3:44 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      We won by 17. Game was never really close. Young team eased up a little, but Cal slowing it down was a non issue in this game.



    • Dusten
      3:46 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      You should see a therapist.



    • catsarerunnin
      4:43 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Cal keep makin those same mistakes baby!



  10. 4everblue
    4:04 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Dave, stay in San Diego and root for someone else. You don’t belong in the BBN!



    • SanDiegoDave
      8:11 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      I’ll definitely stay in SD but I’ll always cheer for the Cats. Unfortunately, I’ve got them losing to UCLA. That sucks.



  11. Hunters Hero
    4:06 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    This game is further proof that Arkansas is the armpit of America. A pathetic display of butthurt sportsmanship



    • catsarerunnin
      4:46 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah like Monk would want to stay home just to play for that mess.



  12. bgkycat
    4:43 pm March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Humphries held it down when Bam picked up #2 & was actually on the floor when they stretched the lead. I was somewhat critical of him yesterday so I’ll give him props today.

    Hawk was amazing. Fox was amazing…really everyone that played today did something positive. I disagree with the media..I think UK is the most dangerous team entering the tournament. It should be fun!