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Dillingham rallies No. 16 Kentucky late in 2nd half to win over Arkansas

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LEXINGTON, Ky (AP) — Rob Dillingham scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 6:33 and No. 16 Kentucky rallied for a 111-102 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

The Razorbacks (14-15, 5-11 SEC) led 86-77 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining before the Wildcats (21-8, 11-5) stormed back with a 21-6 burst to open a 98-92 lead.

Antonio Reeves led Kentucky with 22 points and D.J. Wagner added 19. Kentucky held a 54-31 edge in bench points and had six players in double figures.

Khalif Battle scored 34 points for the Razorbacks. Arkansas shot 53% from the floor, outscored Kentucky 48-38 in the paint and was 21 for 21 from the free throw line in the second half. Tramon Mark added 23 points and Jeremiah Davenport added 14, including two 3-pointers in a 20-7 run that had given Arkansas a seven-point lead.


Arkansas: Defending the 3-pointer has been an issue all season for the Razorbacks, but they had gotten better in their last six games, holding opponents to 21% shooting. However, the Wildcats shot 45% behind the arc Saturday.

Kentucky: The Wildcats have won five of their last six and three in a row. They also kept pace to get a double-bye in the SEC tournament and currently sit in fourth place after Florida lost to South Carolina earlier Saturday.


Kentucky could move up a few spots as ranked teams are playing each other in front of them.


Arkansas: Hosts LSU on Wednesday.

Kentucky: Hosts Vanderbilt on Wednesday.


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