It wasn’t a pretty game or one that will be remembered in the years to come, but the Kentucky Wildcats were able to grind out a win on the road in Columbia, Missouri, last night defeating the Missouri Tigers by a score of 66-58.
PJ Washington put together another solid performance with 18 points and 8 rebounds, and Tyler Herro matched PJ’s point total with 18 of his own while Ashton Hagans made three Wildcats in double figures with 12.
While the game was mostly a forgettable contest, the story came in the second half as Reid Travis was forced to leave the game with what was later announced as a knee sprain.
Travis’s status will be something to watch this week, as Kentucky has a big game on Saturday when they host Auburn. Travis was a crucial part of Kentucky’s victory at Auburn in mid-January, totaling 17 points and 7 rebounds on 6-7 shooting from the floor and 5-5 from the free throw line.
If Travis isn’t available, Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery will be forced to log major minutes. Richards played well last night, but Montgomery didn’t make much of an impact. Hopefully Travis will be able to get some rest between now and Saturday to be able to go when the Tigers come to Lexington.
Tweets of the Day
Now shooting 92.4 percent from the free throw line (8-8 today), Kentucky guard Tyler Herro holds the single-season school record for individuals with over 50 FT attempts. Kyle Macy finished the 1979-80 season shooting 91.23 percent from the line.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) February 20, 2019
Quite a feat for Tyler Herro.
PJ Washington has really put it all together. Early in the year, coaches that played Kentucky thought they could goad him into jumpers and he’d oblige by settling. Now, he’s not just hitting the jumpers, but he’s playing aggressively inside. He’s figured out college basketball.— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) February 20, 2019
PJ is becoming a force in college basketball.
Kentucky avoided a major letdown on the heels of the win against Tennessee.
How will Richards and Montgomery respond to the challenge of filling in during a potential Reid Travis absence?
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