No. 1 Kentucky has its way against Missouri, 86-37
LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 13: Trey Lyles #41 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball against the Missouri Tigers in the first half of the game at Rupp Arena on January 13, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) By Joe Robbins
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Aaron Harrison scored 16 points including five 3-pointers, and top-ranked Kentucky finally earned a conference victory in regulation by drilling Missouri 86-37 on Tuesday night.
After needing overtime to beat Mississippi and Texas A&M by nine total points, the Wildcats (16-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) had the overmatched Tigers (7-9, 1-2) under control by halftime with a 44-18 lead. The margin eventually reached 49 in the final minute as Kentucky rolled to its most decisive outcome since last month's 39-point rout of UCLA.
Harrison played a big role in that by making most of the Wildcats' eight long-range baskets. It was the second time in three games he has made at least five from behind the arc.
Willie Cauley-Stein added 13 points and Karl-Anthony Towns 12 as Kentucky shot 48 percent from the field. The Wildcats also held Missouri to a season-low 27 percent and outrebounded the Tigers 46-27.