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adebayo's double-double lifts no. 11 kentucky over missouri

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adebayo's double-double lifts no. 11 kentucky over missouri

columbia, mo. — kentucky's coaching staff challenged forward bam adebayo this week, criticizing his foul trouble and "cautious" play at times.adebayo seemed anything but cautious as he recorded his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds to help the 11th-ranked wildcats defeat missouri 72-62 on tuesday night."if someone passes on him in the (nba) draft this year, they should be fired, and the reason is he can guard five positions," kentucky coach john calipari said of adebayo. "i couldn't be more proud of him. he's on a team where we've got some guards that like shooting the ball. he just keeps playing. he doesn't say much. it's on me to make sure we're throwing him the ball more."terrence phillips led missouri with a career-high 22 points, shooting 4 for 8 from 3-point range while the rest of the tigers shot a combined 0 for 14."i did what i could for my team tonight," phillips said. "i thought collectively, as a group, we played pretty well for about 35 minutes. we've just got to find ways to really finish games. that was a game we could've gotten, especially at home with the crowd behind us."neither team led by more than two possessions in a low-scoring first half. missouri (7-20, 2-13 southeastern conference) took a 28-24 lead with 4:27 remaining in the half following a 7-0 run. calipari called a timeout after a layup by jordan barnett capped the tigers' run, and the wildcats held a 31-30 halftime ...