Arkansas at Kentucky
|Full Results||Kentucky: 197.000||Arkansas: 196.675|
|VT: Hambrick 9.925||UB: O’Hara 9.900||BB: Nixon 9.875||FX: Hambrick 9.950||AA: Angeny 39.500|
The Big Storyline: This meet was exciting from start to finish—Arkansas held onto its lead through three rotations before a wobbly beam lineup resulted in Kentucky being able to overtake it for the win.
Implications: While Arkansas was favored to take the win here, it was far from guaranteed. Both of these teams are equally capable of good numbers and missed events, so it was always going to come down to who was better on the day. Both teams were on their way to huge scores until that final rotation, when Arkansas just couldn’t reign in the balance checks and gave away far too many tenths on wobbles. Still a very respectable road score for the Razorbacks, though, and those beam issues can certainly be cleaned up. This is a season-high score for the Wildcats
Records: Raena Worley 9.900 on vault and Josie Angeny 39.500 in the all around were career highs.
Controversies: Scores were a little weird here; when the meet concluded, the Wildcats’ final score was 196.975. When we checked back an hour later, it was 197. Then it was raised again to 197.025. It looks like there were score adjustments for O’Hara and Lovett on bars, Bunn on floor and Nixon on beam.
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- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/3b4d203f-fdd9-4573-a23d-f74f78ed8c36
- Scores: http://www.sidearmstats.com/ukentucky/gymnastics/uk_gymstats.html
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/02/12/live-blog-no-5-arkansas-at-no-15-kentucky/
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