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.
.@ 2ReidTravis2 has a sprained right knee and will not come back tonight.
– Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 20, 2019
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.