BasketBlog: Kentucky

— FINAL — UK 71, HOGS 57

4:05 p.m. — UK and the Hogs swap off a couple more buckets as the clock runs dry here in Bud Walton, UK wins it 71-57.

4:04 p.m. — Harris hits the mid-range jumper, 69-55 Kentucky in front.

4:01 p.m. — Kentucky pours on a few more quick buckets to go up 16 on the Razorbacks as the fans start to pack it in with 1:16 to play.

3:59 p.m. — UK fouls again, this time sending Townsend to the stripe where she sinks both shots, UK leads it by 10, 63-53.

3:58 p.m. — Daniels earns a trip to the line for the Hogs and converts on both freebies, Arkansas still down 51-63.

3:54 p.m. — The Wildcats continue to feed it to Dunlap down low and it keeps working, Arkansas needs to turn it on and fast, Hogs down 14 with 3:50 to go.

3:53 p.m. — Dunlap and Robinson swap off free throws on consecutive possessions, UK out in front 61-49 now.

3:51 p.m. — Doesn’t matter who’s at the line for Kentucky, they’re probably gonna sink the freebies. It was Morrow who got to the stripe this time to make it 58-48.

3:50 p.m. — Watkins draws the foul and hits on both of her shots to make it 57-48 UK with 5:28 to play.

3:47 p.m. — Mathies is the one at the line for UK this time and she gets ’em to go, Wildcats up 11 now, 57-46.

3:44 p.m. — Ricketts drops off the mid-range jumper and draws the foul to cut Kentucky’s lead to 53-46 with 7:39 left to play.

3:42 p.m. — Wildcats get it to Dunlap on the fastbreak and she puts it up and in, UK by 10 now and Coach Collen is forced to take a timeout and coach his Hogs up.

3:40 p.m. — Hogs get hit with their 10th team foul of the 2nd and there’s still well over 8 minutes to play, UK keeps racking ’em up at the line, Wildcats ahead 51-43.

3:38 p.m. — Rees able to get a call for the Hogs and she goes 1-for-2 from the line, UK out in front 48-43.

3:34 p.m. — A sight Hog fans are growing very weary of, Dunlap at the stripe yet again for UK where she drains ’em both, Kentucky ahead by 6 now, 48-42.

3:32 p.m. — Wildcats regain the lead as both Dunlap and Mathies connect on consecutive possessions, UK up 46-42.

3:30 p.m. — Again Dunlap works her way to the line for UK where she hits 1 of ’em, UA leads it 42-41.

3:26 p.m. — Fouls abound here in Bud Walton as this time it’s Harris going to the line for the Hogs where she drains both of ’em, Arkansas out in front 42-40.

3:24 p.m. — Ricketts draws the foul and gets 1 of her shots to fall to tie it back up again at 40 all.

3:21 p.m. — UK already in the bonus here in the 2nd as Dunlap has worked her way back to the line for the Wildcats where she sinks both shots, Kentucky back on top 40-39.

3:17 p.m. — UA gets it to Williams again and it pays off, Hogs take the lead back at 39-38 heading into the first media timeout of the 2nd.

3:16 p.m. — Mathies again provides an answer for UK as she gets the original 3 point play off the and-1, UK ahead 38-37.

3:15 p.m. — Williams gets the lead back for the Hogs as she hits the jumper to make it 37-35.

3:14 p.m. — Ricketts shows off her ball handling skills for the crowd here at Bud Walton as she sinks the turn-around jumper off of a really nice crossover to set up the open shot, 35-35.

3:12 p.m. — Kentucky opens up the scoring again as Dunlap draws the foul and nails both of ’em at the line, Wildcats in front 35-33.

3:09 p.m. — Both UK and the Hogs emerge from the locker rooms and take the court for some 2nd half warm-ups.

— HALF — HOGS 33, UK 33

2:55 p.m. — Hogs hold it for the final shot of the 1st but Harris can’t knock down the 3 at the buzzer, UK and the Hogs are tied up 33 all here in Bud Walton at the half.

2:52 p.m. — Williams drives in from the left wing then pops up and pulls the close-range jumper to tie it back up at 33-33.

2:49 p.m. — Kentucky forces a turnover and manages to get some quick offense and regain the lead at 33-31.

2:44 p.m. — Heading into the final media timeout of the first, both UK and the Hogs have traded off a couple more quick buckets to make it a 29-27 Arkansas lead with 3:40 to play.

2:41 p.m. — Henderson hits for UK, Wildcats have again cut it to 1 at 26-25.

2:40 p.m. — Fastbreak gives the Hogs another 2 from Ford as she lays it in, Hogs lead it by 3, 26-23.

2:39 p.m. — Watkins earns a trip to the stripe but can’t convert on the front end of the 1-and-1, UA still up 24-23.

2:36 p.m. — Mathies scores again for the Wildcats to cut the Razorbacks’ lead back to 1 heading into the media timeout, 24-23.

2:35 p.m. — Mathies and Harris trade off a couple of 3’s, Arkansas up 24-21.

2:33 p.m. — Watkins destroys Dunlap with a monster block, however UK gets the loose ball and puts it back. Hogs able to answer with a Harris 3 on the other end to make it 21-18.

2:31 p.m. — Robinson cuts her way to the hoop and gets it to go, Hogs up 16-14.

2:29 p.m. — Watkins is able to draw the foul and knock down 1 of her free throws to tie it all back up at 14.

2:24 p.m. — Harris makes some nice moves as she weaves her way through the lane and takes it to the rack and lays it in. Arkansas has gone on a 13-6 run since the 1st media timeout, cutting the Wildcats’ lead to 1, 14-13, here at the 2nd media timeout with 11:58 left in the 1st.

2:22 p.m. — Both the Hogs and Wildcats seem to be coming into their offensive game as they swap off a couple quick possessions and buckets, UK back in front 14-11.

2:21 p.m. — Bud Walton hits their feet as Harris drains the 3 off the fastbreak to knot it up at 8 all.

2:20 p.m. — Watkins puts it up and in to make it a one-possession game, Arkansas down 5-8,

2:18 p.m. — Ford gets the scoring going for UA as she hits the shot, draws the foul, and drains the and-1, UK ahead 8-3.

2:14 p.m. — The Hogs’ first highlight of the day comes as Snowden gets light up off the Razorback screen, Kentucky still up 8-0 at the 1st media timeout of the game with 15:46 still to play.

2:11 p.m. — Razorbacks not able to get a shot off and turn it over on the shot clock violation allowing UK to get it to Watkins and extend their lead to 8-0 early.

2:10 p.m. — Dunlap gets the lay-up to go and Kentucky has gone on a 6-0 streak to open up the game here in Fayetteville.

2:09 p.m. — Franklin hits the mid-range jumper from the left, UK in front 4-0.

2:06 p.m. — UK controls the tip, both teams trade off empty opening possessions, and then Mathies hits a lay-up to open up the scoring, Wildcats up 2-0.

2:01 p.m. — Coach Pelphrey makes an appearance down in the student section as the starting line-ups begin begin to get called off, tip now just seconds away.

1:52 p.m. — Hogs’ starters for today are going to be Daniels, Ford, Harris, Rees, and Ricketts. Both McCray and Richardson will not see action today due to injury.

1:41 p.m. — Razorbacks take the floor for warm-ups as fans continue to file in here on Super Bowl Sunday.

1:36 p.m. — Fans starting to find their seats here in Bud Walton with tip now only 24 minutes away.

1:15 p.m. — Hogs head back to the locker room as Kentucky continues to shoot around with the clock winding inside 45 minutes of tip.