Cats Lose To Arkansas In OT 71-67

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Updated: 2/27 9:50 pm
For the second time this season, Kentucky and Arkansas went into overtime and for the second time, the Hogs came out on top.

Arkansas won in Rupp Arena for the first time in 20-years on Thursday by a final of 71-67.

Arkansas is the only SEC team that has a winning record against John Calipari since he came to Kentucky. 

Calipari's overall record against the Hogs is 2-4 after Thursday's loss.  It's the first time Calipari has lost to the Hogs in Rupp Arena.

Willie Cauley-Stein came off the bench to lead Kentucky with a double-double.  He finished with 16-points to go along with 13-rebounds and 2 blocked shots.  He was one of four Wildcats who scored in double figures.

The Cats Julius Randle turned in another double-double with 14-points and 10-rebounds.

Andrew Harrison finished with 14-points and James Young added 11-points for Kentucky.

Michael Qualls, who beat Kentucky with a put back dunk at the buzzer in overtime in the first meeting this season, led Arkansas in scoring Thursday with 14-points. 

Kentucky out rebounded the Hogs 47-to-38.

A telling statistic came at the free throw line.  Arkansas was perfect, hitting 16-of-16 free throws.

Kentucky hit only 12 of 22 free throws for 54-percent.

Kentucky fells to 21-7 overall and 11-4 in the SEC.

The Wildcats next game is Saturday on the road at South Carolina.

Look for game highlights and postgame comments on ABC 36 News at 11.
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