The United Kingdom hits Missouri 66-58 while Reid Travis is injured



Kentucky player Emmanuel Quickley (left) laughs with teammate Tyler Herro in the first half of an NCAA University basketball game against Missouri on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri (AP Photo / LG Patterson)

Kentucky was able to bring down Missouri 66-58 Tuesday night on the road, but that may have a cost. Reid Travis dropped a player on his knee in the middle of the second half and did not return.

As for the game, the Wildcats started the series with a 10-2 lead thanks to three players from P.J. Washington and Tyler Herro. Kentucky would lead 10-5.

After Missouri had a 6-0 run to take an 11-10 lead, the Wildcats quickly regained the advantage as Travis Reid hit Washington for a slam. Then Herro scored seven points. He hit two free throws, one finger rolled, then a three-pointer to put the United Kingdom ahead of 19-11.

P.J. Washington then had his own five-point run while he was following an E.J. Montgomery missing for a lay-up. Then, he toppled his third pointer in as many tries. The United Kingdom would increase to 27-17 in advance.

P.J. made another point later with a float that escaped the glass and then a 15-foot to allow the Wildcats to climb 36-21.

Nick Richards finished the first half with a pass from Almanuel Quickley. He was the victim of a fault.

The United Kingdom would take a 41-23 lead in the break. Washington and Herro combined 25 points and the second year British scored 15 out of 6-10. The British freshman added 10. The two players also combined to hit 4 of 8 three half-pointers.

In the second half, Ashton Hagans finally made it. He hit three consecutive scorers, then two free throws to score eight straight for the Cats.

A little later, Hagans would get help to find Washington on an alley. Kentucky led 54-39.

It was then that Travis stood under the basket when Keldon Johnson came back for a rebound and fell into the star of the transfer of British graduates. Travis had a noticeable limp as he was going to the other end of the field. Then, after the United Kingdom got a defensive rebound, a timeout was called. Travis went immediately to the locker room.

The United Kingdom has been quick to make a diagnosis, but we do not know how serious it could be until it has been evaluated.

Missouri would have the advantage, but Kentucky won 66-58. Washington and Herro led the way with 18 points each. Hagans added 12. The United Kingdom is now 22-4, 11-2 at the SEC.


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