No. 13 Kentucky opens up SEC play hosting No. 10 Arkansas at Memorial. Arkansas is on the board first with a basket, Kentucky ties it up but Arkansas takes the lead back with back to back layup to have a 6-2 lead over Kentucky. A Kentucky foul sends Arkansas to the line for two, they make both and then hit another layup, and they lead 10-2. After a time out, Kentucky has a fire lit under them after a scoring drought going on a 7-0 run to get within one after Rhyne Howard hits a 3 pointer, Arkansas hits one back to answer, a layup by the Cats and Arkansas goes on a short 4-0 run to end the first quarter to have a 18-11 lead over Kentucky.
Kentucky starts the second quarter off with a 3 pointer by Robyn Benton followed by a jumper by Blair Green, Arkansas with a 3 pointer, Kentucky answers right back with one followed by a layup to tie the game. Kentucky takes their first lead after a layup by Rhyne Howard. Another tie up but Rhyne Howard hits a 3 and Arkansas ends the quarter with making two free throws, but Kentucky takes a 35-34 lead into halftime.