Scores

Final

Arkansas 72

(11-3, 0-2 SEC)

(11) Kentucky 84

(13-2, 2-0 SEC)

Coverage: ESPN3

6:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

1 2 T
ARK 36 3672
#11UK 40 4484

Top Performers

Arkansas: A. Daniels 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Kentucky: A. Mathies 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

A'dia Mathies, Kentucky pull away from Arkansas late

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A'dia Mathies scored 21 points and had six assists as Kentucky (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) used a late surge to beat Arkansas 84-72 on Thursday night.

Mathies started the game strong, scoring 14 points in the first eight minutes for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-0). Arkansas then found a way to shut her down, forcing her to miss her next eight shots over a 20-minute span.

The Razorbacks (11-3, 0-2) trailed by as many as 15 in the first half but used strong shooting to take their first lead, 46-44, with 16:18 left in the game on Dominique Robinson's 3-pointer.

The Wildcats regained the lead and created space once Mathies got going again. The junior finished 8 for 18 from the field and 5 for 9 on 3-pointers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARK
UK
Points 72 84
FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 28-63 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 11-23 (.478)
FT Made-Attempted 22-34 (.647) 17-21 (.810)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 15

Game Leaders

 
ARK
UK
PointsA. Daniels 22A. Mathies 21
ReboundsA. Daniels 8A. Bishop 8
AssistsC. Berna 3A. Mathies 6
StealsC. Ricketts 2A. Mathies 2
BlocksS. Watkins 5A. Mathies 2

2011-12 Season

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