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Kentucky flies by Arkansas in 101-70 victory

Posted by ibleedblue040 on January 23, 2010

Sophomore forward Darius Miller poured in a career-high 18 points to lead Kentucky (19-0) in a 101-70 victory over Arkansas (8-11) in Rupp Arena.

Miller made a career-high four three-pointers against the Razorbacks and was helped in the game by a trio of freshman as John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 42 points, 24 rebounds, and 14 assists to join Miller in the scoring parade.

Using a 10-0 run to start the game, the Wildcats led by less than double digits for only 1:44 of the game.

Lost amongst the acrobatic moves by John Wall and the long bombs of Darius Miller was the play by the UK bench. Often harrassed by coach John Calipari in press conferences, the Wildcat bench scored 32 points for the Cats and showed the Rupp Arena crowd their great hustle on the defensive end of the court when the starters needed a short rest.

Notes

– The 31-point win for the Cats is the largest SEC victory since January 16, 2007 (38-point win over South Carolina)
– Kentucky moves to 23-7 all-time against Arkansas with the win saturday
– The Wildcats’ 31-point win is the largest victory over Arkansas since 1948
– With 16 points and 14 rebounds against the Razorbacks, DeMarcus Cousins tallied his 10th double-double of the season
– Patrick Patterson had scored in double-figures in 13 consecutive games before finishing with 9 points against Arkansas

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