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Wednesday Quickies: Kentucky Survives Arkansas Edition

The Wildcats avoided the upset at Rupp Arena last night

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas gave Kentucky all they wanted... and then some. However, the Wildcats with the help of a milestone day for freshman Tyler Herro were able to battle back and fend off the upset-minded Razorbacks by a score of 70-66.

Herro had his best game as a Wildcat, scoring 29 points and shooting the ball at an extremely efficient clip, knocking down 9-10 from the floor including 5-6 from the perimeter and 6-6 from the free throw line.

Kentucky needed it, as Keldon Johnson and PJ Washington combined to shoot 7-21 from the floor and the Razorbacks caught fire from the three-point line. The Razorbacks held a double-digit lead at halftime and built the lead to 15 early in the second half before the Wildcats battled back.

It was a welcome sight to see Herro score the ball so well, especially within the confines of Rupp Arena, where he has notoriously struggled a little more. Hopefully he can carry that momentum into Saturday’s game in Knoxville.

A win is a win, and Kentucky must now put this game behind them as they prepare to travel to Knoxville Saturday for a showdown with the Tennessee Volunteers. The game has serious implications in the SEC race, as well as in jockeying for seeding in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky cannot afford to get off to such a sluggish start or they will risk getting embarrassed in Knoxville.

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