Kentucky Dominates Mississippi State Down the Stretch to Win 76-55

Nick Roushover 2 years

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Kentucky sprinted out to a big first half lead, but almost let it slip away against Mississippi State. After falling into a 4-0 hole, Kentucky responded with an 18-2 run to give the eighth-ranked Cats a comfortable first half lead.  UK didn't bring the same energy out of the halftime locker room.  A myriad of turnovers and missed buckets near the basket gave No. 22 Mississippi State a window to make a run. With 13:36 left to play, the Bulldogs cut the Kentucky lead to two.  The Cats received a wake up call at the right time.  Five minutes later P.J. Washington hit a corner three to put UK up 14, the largest lead of the night at the time.  Kentucky entered cruise control to defeat their second straight ranked opponent 76-55. Washington's dominant final ten minutes paved the way for a 21-point performance. Ashton Hagans set a new career-high for assists with eight.  Reid Travis struggled offensively against State's interior length, yet still grabbed 12 rebounds.   The complete box score: [mobile_ad]

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2021-09-26