Kentucky has its way against Missouri, 86-37

Aaron Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett
Aaron Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett

scored 16 points including five 3-pointers, and top-ranked finally earned a conference victory in regulation by drilling 86-37 on Tuesday night.

After needing overtime to beat Mississippi and A&M by nine total points, the Wildcats (16-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) had the overmatched Tigers (7-9, 1-2) under control by halftime with a 44-18 lead. The margin eventually reached 49 in the final minute as rolled to its most decisive outcome since last month’s 39-point rout of UCLA.

Harrison played a big role in that by making most of the Wildcats’ eight long-range baskets. It was the second time in three games he has made at least five from behind the arc.

added 13 points and Karl-Anthony Towns 12 as shot 48 percent from the field. The Wildcats also held to a season-low 27 percent and outrebounded the Tigers 46-27.