With today’s SEC Championship game just three hours away, let’s take a quick look back to the most recent match-up between UK and Arkansas. The Cats last faced the Razerbacks on January 7th, when Kentucky was ranked 6th nationally and undefeated in the SEC. Arkansas visited Rupp Arena 12-3 and 1-2 in SEC play.
After a chippy first half inside Rupp Arena, UK would finish the game strong, defeating the Hogs 97-71 at home.
DeAaron Fox led Kentucky with 27 points, followed by Briscoe (15 points) and Monk (14 points). Arkansas was carried by it’s upperclassmen Daryl Macon and Moses Kingsley, who scored 15 and 14 points respectively. Here’s a look at the stats following the Cats’ win earlier this season:
Just as a quick recap, Kentucky out-rebounded Arkansas 44 to 29, allowing the Cats to run away with the game during the second half. Shooting 53% from field goal range was also a huge factor.
If Kentucky can keep the Razerbacks off the boards as they did earlier in the season, it’ll be a less stressful game to watch. That’s if Arkansas struggles shooting the ball again. They shot well against Vandy in the semi-final.
To get you pumped up for today’s championship game, relive the highlights from this season’s earlier victory over Arkansas!