Kentucky opens up their 2020 SEC conference hosting Missouri. They look to continue the momentum from knocking off #3 Louisville to close up their non-conference schedule going into their SEC conference. Wildcats start 2020 how they started and ended 2019 with a 12 point win!
Missouri is on the board first with a 3. Nick Richards stuffs it for Kentucky and they are finally on the board. Missouri with a 10-7 lead, Nick Richards has all of Kentucky’s 7 points. Tigers are up by 6 as Maxey gets his first two points of the game, 17-11. Kentucky has their first lead after Immanuel Quickley hits a 3. Wildcats up by 4 with a 21-17 lead and went on a 12-0 run. Tigers hit a 3 and it’s a 1 point game, Tigers get fouled and Nate Sestina hits both free throws and Immanuel Quickley hits another 3adn Kentucky is up by 7 with a 30-23 lead. Kentucky goes into halftime with a 31-26 lead over Missouri. Nick Richards has 17 points and 8 rebounds in the first half.
Missouri starts the second half like they did the first scoring first but Immanuel Quickley answers with a 3, his third of the game, 34-28. Wildcats have a 13 point lead over the Tigers, 46-33. Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley have 17 points each. Wildcats still keep the lead over the Tigers with just 7:46 left in the second, 56-41. Nick Richards ties his season high of 21 points. Kentucky still has the lead with less than a minute to go, 71-59. Kentucky starts the 2020 SEC conference lay with a 71-59 win over Missouri.
Kentucky travels to Athens to take on Georgia on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU