Kentucky gets career-high 37 points from Reeves in 88-79 win over Hogs
Antonio Reeves scored a career-high 37 points, and No. 23 Kentucky handed Arkansas its third straight loss with an 88-79 victory on Saturday.
Oscar Tshiebwe had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (21-10, 12-6 Southeastern Conference). Jacob Toppin scored 21 points.
Tshiebwe fouled out with 4:53 left, but Arkansas (19-12, 8-10) was unable to take advantage of his absence. The Razorbacks missed three straight
buckets before Reeves scored to lift Kentucky back to a 10-point lead with four minutes left.
Kentucky shot 54% from the field in its fifth win in six games. It also held Arkansas to 36% shooting.
The Razorbacks had 17 offensive rebounds, but they were outscored 17-9 in second-chance points.
Kentucky's late-season push likely secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament. A strong showing in the conference tournament could help with its seeding.
Arkansas likely would have locked up a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Kentucky. Instead, the SEC Tournament may determine the Razorbacks' fate.
Kentucky: The Wildcats will receive a bye to the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.