Weather the storm.
No, not the wintry mix that forced the Kentucky Wildcats to land in St. Louis the night before and bus two hours to Columbia, Mo. It was the other storm brewing Saturday at the Mizzou Center UK had to weather.
Weather the Missouri Tigers’ furious comeback. Weather the criticism after the giant letdown at LSU. Weather the adversity.
The No. 11/11 Kentucky Wildcats, after blowing nearly all of its second-half 16-point lead, showed as much grit as they have in any other victory this year in outlasting the Tigers’ high-scoring back court on Saturday. Despite giving up a combined 61 points to Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson, UK (16-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) matched Missouri shot for shot down the stretch and pulled out a much-needed road win, 84-79.