TXAM Texas A&M Aggies 74
Texas A&M Aggies Texas A&M Overall (6-7)
ATS (4-6)
O/U (3-7)
January 08 2019
- SEC Network
UK Kentucky Wildcats 85
Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Overall (11-3)
ATS (7-6)
O/U (7-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 142½ Spread ATS
12
617 Texas A&M Aggies +1000 Under -110 (+15) -110 Cover: 4
3440
618 Kentucky Wildcats -2000 Over -110 (-15) -110 OVER: 159
4639
Final
Money Line Total: 142½ Spread ATS
617 TXAM +1000 Under: -110 (+15) -110 Cover: 4
618 UK -2000 Over: -110 (-15) -110 OVER: 159
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/8/2019
5:48 PM
UK
-2000
TXAM
+1000
1/8/2019
3:42 PM
UK
-2000
TXAM
+1000
1/8/2019
12:06 PM
UK
-2000
TXAM
+1000
1/8/2019
10:57 AM
UK
-2000
TXAM
+1000
1/8/2019
10:54 AM
UK
-1400
TXAM
+800
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
UK
-1400
TXAM
+800
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
UK
-1400
TXAM
+800
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/8/2019
5:48 PM
UK(-15)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
3:42 PM
UK(-15)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
12:06 PM
UK(-15)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:57 AM
UK(-15)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:54 AM
UK(-15)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
UK(-14)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
UK(-14)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
8:15 AM
UK(-14)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
8:09 AM
UK(-14)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
7:15 AM
UK(-14)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
3:54 AM
UK(-13)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/7/2019
7:30 PM
UK(-12.5)
-110
TXAM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/8/2019
5:48 PM
142½
-110
142½
-110
1/8/2019
3:42 PM
142
-110
142
-110
1/8/2019
12:06 PM
143½
-110
143½
-110
1/8/2019
10:57 AM
144½
-110
144½
-110
1/8/2019
10:54 AM
144½
-110
144½
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
144½
-110
144½
-110
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
147½
-110
147½
-110
1/8/2019
8:15 AM
147½
-110
147½
-110
1/8/2019
8:09 AM
147
-110
147
-110
Recap

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After an awful start, Kentucky coach John Calipari was happy to see his team finish off Texas A&M.

Tyler Herro had 21 points, Ashton Hagans scored a career-high 18 and No. 18 Kentucky overcame a 10-0 deficit before holding off Texas A&M for an 85-74 victory on Tuesday night.

"The whole season is about building," the coach said. "We won a game. We won a league game. We won our first league game. Good start."

The Wildcats (11-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) definitely had room for improvement after Saturday's 77-75 loss at Alabama, disappointment that translated into an early hangover against the Aggies.

Kentucky started badly on both ends with four missed shots, turnovers and defensive breakdowns the Aggies seized upon for a pair of 10-point leads. Kentucky quickly regrouped with a 19-6 run over 5:21. Hagans had a pair of steals during the spurt in which everything clicked.

The Wildcats led 46-34 at the break before having to withstand a second-half comeback by the Aggies (6-7, 0-2), who got within 66-64 with 7:55 left. Immanuel Quickley answered with a 3-pointer and PJ Washington eventually followed with a three-point play for an 11-point cushion that held up.

"We started pretty slow and eventually we got it going a little bit," said Herro, who was 7 of 14 from the field with three from long range for his second 20-point effort in three games.

"Second half, we played a little bit better. Overall, we have to start games quicker and better."

Hagans made 10 of 11 free throws along with shooting 4 of 6 as the Wildcats made 15 of 27 (56 percent) after halftime to finish 52 percent overall.

"The Alabama game was tough," Quickley said, "but we bounced back. It felt extremely good."

The Aggies meanwhile were left with another game they played close but came up just short.

Jay Jay Chandler and TJ Starks each had 18 points for Texas A&M, which shot above 50 percent for much of the game. The Aggies cooled off late and finished 48 percent.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Kentucky should remain ranked as long as it follows up against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

A hard foul against Hagans led to a first-half scrum resulting in technical fouls for both teams. Christian Mekowulu and John Walker were whistled for the Aggies, while Washington was called for Kentucky.

Hagans made four free throws to make it 33-21.

BIG PICTURE

Texas A&M: The Aggies stayed close with good shooting and even edged Kentucky 29-28 on the glass. They just didn't have enough answers down the stretch to overtake the Wildcats and were hurt by 19 turnovers leading to 22 points.

"We started giving the ball away and their defense revved up," coach Billy Kennedy said. "They tried to speed the game up and I feel like that was in their advantage on the defensive end."

Kentucky: Shaky as the Wildcats initially looked, they settled down and soon led after 10 minutes. Though outshot much of the night by the Aggies, handling the paint 42-32 and outscoring their bench 23-9 helped them gain the edge and a strong bounce-back from Saturday's loss against the Crimson Tide. Redshirt freshman guard Jemarl Baker had four critical points along with three assists.

"Jemarl Baker went in and was just playing basketball," Calipari said. "He wasn't playing for himself, trying to get his (points). If a guy was open, he threw it to him. It changed the whole complexion of the game."

UP NEXT

Texas A&M visits Alabama on Saturday, seeking its third win in the past five meetings.

Kentucky hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday in search of its fifth consecutive win against the Commodores.

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Matchup
Aggies Overall
W/L 6-7
ATS 4-6
Pts For 75.0
Pts Against 72.2
Total 3-7
Aggies Away
W/L 1-3
ATS 2-2
Pts For 69.8
Pts Against 78.5
Total 2-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
6:00 PM
at Kentucky L 85-74 W (15) O (142.5)
1-5
5:00 PM
Arkansas L 73-71 L (-3) U (147.5)
12-29
2:30 PM
Texas Southern L 88-73
12-22
1:00 PM
Marshall W 92-68 W (-7.5) U (162)
12-19
7:30 PM
Valparaiso W 71-49 W (-10.5) U (142.5)
12-15
10:00 PM
at Oregon State W 67-64 W (4.5) U (139.5)
12-3
7:00 PM
Northwestern State W 80-59
11-23
6:30 PM
South Alabama W 74-62 L (-13) U (145.5)
11-20
10:30 PM
at Washington L 71-67 L (-3.5) U (146.5)
11-18
9:30 PM
Minnesota L 69-64 L (-5.5) U (152)
Avg. Points For 73.3
Avg. Points Against 68.8
ATS 4-4
Over/Under 1-7
Wildcats Overall
W/L 11-3
ATS 7-6
Pts For 82.6
Pts Against 70.3
Total 7-6
Wildcats Home
W/L 9-2
ATS 5-5
Pts For 84.6
Pts Against 70.6
Total 6-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
6:00 PM
Texas A&M W 85-74 L (-15) O (142.5)
1-5
12:00 PM
at Alabama L 77-75 L (-5) O (143.5)
12-29
1:00 PM
at Louisville W 71-58 W (-3) U (143)
12-22
4:30 PM
at North Carolina W 80-72 W (-2.5) U (169)
12-15
4:00 PM
Utah W 88-61 W (-15.5) O (138.5)
12-8
11:00 AM
Seton Hall L 84-83 W (7) O (143)
12-1
12:00 PM
UNC Greensboro W 78-61 W (-12.5) U (151.5)
11-28
7:30 PM
Monmouth W 90-44 W (-26.5) U (146)
11-23
6:00 PM
Tennessee State W 77-62 L (-28.5) U (153.5)
11-21
12:00 PM
Winthrop W 87-74
Avg. Points For 81.4
Avg. Points Against 66.7
ATS 6-3
Over/Under 4-5
Scoring
Texas A&M
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
TJ Starks (G) 34:007-15 46.7%2-5 40%2-3 66.7%0002054-418
Jay Jay Chandler (G) 28:007-9 77.8%0-0 0%4-4 100%0101024-118
Savion Flagg (G-F) 39:005-11 45.5%3-4 75%0-0 0%2930140-913
Wendell Mitchell (G) 29:003-10 30%2-4 50%2-2 100%1651043-210
Christian Mekowulu (F) 25:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%4-4 100%0401202-16
John Walker III (F) 14:002-2 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%0201022-134
Brandon Mahan (G) 16:001-4 25%1-4 25%0-0 0%0100012-153
Josh Nebo (F) 15:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%2202012-102
Cameron Alo (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
John Brown (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Frank Byers (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chris Collins (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mark French (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Admon Gilder (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isiah Jasey (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luke McGhee (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Everett Vaughn (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Walker (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kentucky
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Tyler Herro (G) 36:007-14 50%3-7 42.9%4-4 100%2510043521
Ashton Hagans (G) 30:004-6 66.7%0-1 0%10-11 90.9%0145011018
Immanuel Quickley (G) 13:004-4 100%2-2 100%0-1 0%01230001810
PJ Washington (F) 28:004-8 50%0-2 0%1-1 100%152101209
Keldon Johnson (F) 27:002-9 22.2%0-4 0%4-4 100%263004158
Reid Travis (F) 30:003-6 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%2411102106
Nick Richards (F) 11:002-2 100%0-0 0%1-1 100%010020215
Jemarl Baker Jr. (G) 13:001-3 33.3%1-2 50%1-1 100%013001254
EJ Montgomery (F) 12:002-4 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0201210114
Brad Calipari (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jonny David (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zan Payne (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/8/2019
12:06 PM
UK(-8.5)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:57 AM
UK(-8.5)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
UK(-8)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
10:27 AM
UK(-8)
-110
TXAM
-110
1/8/2019
9:00 AM
UK(-8)
-110
TXAM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/8/2019
12:06 PM
67
-110
67
-110
1/8/2019
10:57 AM
68
-110
68
-110
1/8/2019
10:45 AM
68
-110
68
-110
1/8/2019
10:27 AM
69½
-110
69½
-110
1/8/2019
9:00 AM
70
-110
70
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/8/2019
6:57 PM
UK(-5)
-110
TXAM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/8/2019
6:57 PM
78½
-110
78½
-110