Mizzou/Kentucky Post-Game Notes

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Feb. 1, 2014

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  • The 61 combined points by Brown/Clarkson are the most for a pair of Tigers in a regulation game since Dec. 16, 1987, against Virginia Tech. Derrick Chievous (42) and Byron Ervin (21) combined for 63.
  • Freshman Dakari Johnson made his first career start for Kentucky.
  • Kentucky is the second ranked opponent the Tigers have faced this year, they defeated No. 18 UCLA in Mizzou Arena on December 7th.
  • The game featured the SEC leading scorer (Jabari Brown 19.8 PPG) and the leading rebounder (Julius Randle 10.2 RPG).
  • The Wildcats' two seven footers, Willie Cauley-Stein and Johnson, both picked up two personal fouls before the 13-minute mark.
  • The three-headed guard machine of Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross scored the Tigers' first 19 points and finished the first half with 27 of the Tigers' 32.
  • Brown, Clarkson and Ross have averaged a combined 54.6 points in conference play; they finished with 69 today. Brown and Clarkson had 61 themselves.
  • Missouri's 10-point halftime deficit was its largest of the season.
  • Ross and Jonathan Williams III combined for 13 minutes, two rebounds and two points in the first half after getting into early foul trouble.
  • With Ross and Williams III not able to contribute the Wildcats outscored the Tigers 18-6 in the paint in the first half.
  • In the second half Missouri outscored Kentucky 28-18 in the paint.
  • Despite not grabbing a single offensive rebound in the first half, Mizzou was only outrebounded 15-12; Kentucky is averaging a +10.7 rebound margin, 4th best in the nation.
  • The Tigers and Wildcats finished dead even in rebounds, 29-29.
  • After going 3-of-6 from distance, Jabari Brown is now 23 of his last 35 (65.7%) over a six-game stretch.
  • Brown entered the game leading the SEC in scoring during conference play and on the season with 22.3 PPG and 19.8 PPG respectively. Brown finished with 33, a career high and season high for any Tiger.
  • That gives Brown six consecutive games scoring 20+. Twenty-two of his 33 points came in the second half.
  • Missouri racked up 18 fast break points compared to Kentucky's 4.

 

 

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