FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kentucky basketball averted a second consecutive road collapse to hold onto a 73-66 victory against Arkansas.
After blowing an 11-point second-half lead, Kentucky appeared to be sparked by the ejection of coach John Calipari to right the ship and rally for the victory. Kentucky had blown a 14-point second half lead in Wednesday’s loss at South Carolina and saw a 15-point lead cut to three points in the second half against Alabama at home a week ago.
Junior forward Nick Richards led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds. He was joined in double figures by sophomore point guard Ashton Hagans (13), sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley (13), freshman guard Tyrese Maxey (11) and freshman forward Keion Brooks (10). Quickley, who entered