Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers: Game Notes for 2/1

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Jan 25, 2014; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith talks with Missouri Tigers forward Ryan Rosburg (44) and Missouri Tigers guard Earnest Ross (33) and Missouri Tigers guard Jabari Brown (32) and Missouri Tigers forward Johnathan Williams, III (3) during the second half at Mizzou Arena. The Missouri Tigers defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 82-74. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow is the second of four games in this roadtrip for Kentucky, as they take on Mizzou in Columbia. It is the only meeting between the two teams this season, and the first ever trip to Columbia for the Cats. Here are some game notes courtesy of the UKAA as well as pre-Mizzou interviews with John Calipari, Dakari Johnson, and Alex Poythress.

• The Wildcats are in their 111th season of basketball and are the national leaders in total wins with 2,126.

• Kentucky leads the all-time series with Missouri by a 5-0 margin. UK will be making its first trip to Columbia,
Mo., in program history. The two teams have met three times in Lexington and twice on neutral sites.

• James Young knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers at LSU on Tuesday. He now has 47 made long
balls on the year, a mark that’s good for sixth for UK freshmen in program history. He’s two shy of cracking
the top four.

• Led by Young, Kentucky drained a season-high nine 3-pointers against LSU. Aaron Harrison added three.

• Freshman Dakari Johnson had a career-high 15 points in 20 minutes of action at LSU. He also chipped in
with six rebounds and connected on .875 percent from the field (7-of-8).

• Johnson has poured in 44 points in seven SEC contests. He scored 43 points in 13 non-conference
games.

• Sophomore Alex Poythress is averaging 10.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and has 11 blocked shots during league
play.

• With 321 points on the season, Julius Randle is the 20th freshman in program history to tally 300 or more
points and with 204 rebounds. He’s the ninth freshman to accumulate 200 or more rebounds in his first year.

• Jarrod Polson is averaging 10.4 minutes per game against SEC foes and is connecting on .571 of his shots
from behind the arc.

• Kentucky’s win over Georgia in Rupp Arena marked the 21st straight home victory for the Cats which is
tied for the nation’s fourth-longest home winning streak. UK is 80-2 in Rupp Arena in the Calipari era.

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