LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Darius Miller had a career-high 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins got his 10th double-double as No. 2 Kentucky coasted by Arkansas 101-70 Saturday.
The Wildcats kept alive the nation’s only unblemished record and a near certain return to the top of the college basketball rankings.
Kentucky (19-0, 4-0 SEC) haven’t topped The Associated Press poll since 2003, but that streak is almost certain to end Monday courtesy of their dominating victory over Kentucky alumnus John Pelphrey’s Razorbacks and top-ranked Texas’ loss to Kansas State earlier in the week.
This one was practically over by tipoff. Kentucky scored the game’s 10 points, stretched the lead to 30 by halftime, then added the first 14 points of the second half. With that cushion, Kentucky was able to easily withstand an 18-3 second half run by the Razorbacks (8-11, 1-3).
Courtney Fortson led Arkansas with 21 points.