James Penn, 23 Sports

Wednesday, January 27 –

The Missouri Tigers first score of the game would mark their only lead in the contest on the way to an 88-54 loss. Missouri was overwhelmed from the very beginning of the game, allowing a 22-3 run right from the start.

Kentucky could not seem to miss from any range early, making its first five three-pointers and leading at the half by 27.

Unfortunately, Missouri could not counter the Wildcats high-powered offense shooting only 32 percent from the field, including a bleak 29 percent from beyond the arc.

Kentucky on the other hand shot the ball extraordinarily well, making 52 percent of its shots as well as converting on 45 percent of triples.

The Tigers’ leading scorers were kept relatively silent as Wes Clark lead Tiger scoring with 11 points on 3-for-16 from the field. The only other Mizzou players to score in double digits were Kevin Puryear and K.J. Walton, both with 10.

The Wildcats, on the other hand, had five players in double figures including 20 from point guard Tyler Ulis.

The Tigers struggles were not limited to just scoring, as they found themselves on the losing end of a 47-28 rebounding disadvantage. They also allowed Kentucky to collect 15 offensive boards.

In fact, The Wildcats top three rebounders ended the game with the same amount of rebounds as the entire Missouri team.

With this loss, the Tigers’ record drops to 8-12 with only one conference win. The Wildcats improve to 16-4 with a 6-2 record in SEC play.

Missouri will hope to pick up its second conference win of the season this Saturday at home against Mississippi State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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