Arkansas ends 8-game losing streak to Kentucky, 81-80

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Arkansas' Moses Moody, right, shoots while guarded by Kentucky's Davion Mintz during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate scored 15 points, including two free throws with 4.3 seconds left, and Davonte Davis made a steal on the ensuing possession as Arkansas edged Kentucky 81-80. Kentucky guard Davion Mintz sank a 3-pointer from the right wing with 12.3 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats an 80-79 lead. Davis had a contested layup roll off the rim at the other end, but Tate grabbed the offensive rebound in traffic and was fouled. After Tate’s go-ahead free throw, Kentucky got it to 7-footer Olivier Sarr at midcourt, but Davis intercepted his pass. Brandon Boston Jr. scored 17 points to lead Kentucky.