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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Halftime: Kentucky 44, Missouri 32 Kentucky shooting lights-out from 3-point range, and getting really good production from its bench. Missouri not getting much in its halfcourt offense outside of catch-and-shoot or contested 3s from Kassius Robertson and Jordan Barnett.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky shot 8-for-10 from 3-point range in that first half. Wildcats have made more than eight 3s in a game just twice all season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Out of 351 teams, Kentucky ranks No. 345 in made 3-pointers per game and No. 351 in percentage of points from 3-pointers. Through nine-plus minutes, all four of the Wildcats' made field goals are 3-pointers.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremiah Tilmon has picked up at least four fouls in 15 games so far this season. Only one game with fewer than two. Picked up two in the first five minutes tonight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky trapping Missouri in the half-court early, especially after ball-screens, also using a little token pressure to speed them up. Tigers have struggled with turnovers all season, coughed it up 20 times in the first head-to-head meeting.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. standing at midcourt in sweats, not dressed for the game. Not taking part in layup lines.

Marty Smith ESPN 

Meet Saban Hodges, 8, from Dora, Alabama. You can guess who he's named after.

Marty Smith ESPN 

Collin Sexton announced in the starting lineup for the Crimson Tide against Arkansas.


Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens says he's confident he committed no NCAA violations. Stephens' name appeared in emails between Christian Dawkins and Andy Miller, according to Yahoo! “Throughout my career as a college basketball coach, I've been committed to following all NCAA rules, including during the recruiting process. Any insinuation to the contrary is false. I'm confident that I have not committed a violation.”

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arizona's Sean Miller has informed his players that he will not coach tonight at Oregon, source told ESPN.

David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

Arizona-Oregon line has moved from Ducks -1.5 to as high as Ducks -5.5, since Sean Miller report broke. Game is off the board at some books.

Brett Wilensky ESPN 

Alabama's Collin Sexton smiles for the camera after team shoot-around this morning. Arkansas vs Alabama 6 PM ET on SEC Network