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Wednesday Quickies: Mississippi St. Victory Edition

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The Wildcats took care of business at home against a top 25 team

Jamie Boggs - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats came away with a convincing 76-55 victory over a Mississippi State Bulldogs squad that came into Rupp Arena ranked no. 22 in the country.

The Bulldogs cut it close early in the second half, cutting the lead to three points at around the 12 minute mark in the second half, but the Wildcats were clearly the better team last night and were able to pull away for a comfortable victory.

Kentucky held Mississippi State to 31.1 percent shooting on the night and only 15 percent from the three-point line, which is pretty impressive considering the Bulldogs came into last night’s matchup as a top-30 three-point shooting team at 38.3 percent.

Kentucky had standout performances from PJ Washington and Tyler Herro, who led the team with 21 and 18 points, respectively. However, they also had a solid performance from Nick Richards (8 points, 6 rebounds) and saw Reid Travis pull down 12 rebounds and Ashton Hagans set a new season-high with nine assists.

With the win, the Wildcats have now strung together back-to-back impressive wins against top 25 squads and have built some momentum heading into Saturday’s big game against the Kansas Jayhawks, currently ranked no. 9.

It should be a raucous atmosphere when the Wildcats and the Jayhawks collide at Rupp Arena.

Tweets of the Day

Go get em Rex!

Anthony Edwards looks like he enjoyed his visit to Kentucky.

Quickies

Who’s up and who’s down following UK victory - Herald Leader

A quick breakdown of last night’s victory.

What we learned from last night’s victory - Courier Journal

Aggressive PJ is the PJ we need.

Ten notes from Kentucky’s win - Kentucky Sports Radio

Cal loves his tweaks.

Kentucky NFL Draft prospects meet with teams - Cats Pause

CJ Conrad, Derrick Baity, and Bunchy Stallings have been meeting with several teams.

Projecting the 2019 offensive depth chart - Cats Pause

For all our big football fans, it’s never too early to start thinking about next season.

DeMarcus Cousins is approaching light speed - The Ringer

Cool feature on Boogie.

Anthony Davis could miss 2-4 weeks - Bleacher Report

Not so good news for AD and the Pelicans.

Charles Matthews hits buzzer beater to defeat Minnesota - Herald Leader

The Golden Gophers almost pulled the upset, but late game heroics from Charles Matthews saved the day.

NCAA looking at changes to overtime, targeting rules - Bleacher Report

Targeting could be separated into two categories.

Mariano Rivera headlining Hall of Fame class - ESPN

Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina are some other names joining the hall.

Son of Deion Sanders headed to South Carolina - ESPN

Get ready for that to be a central part of any South Carolina broadcast.

Tim Howard to retire after 2019 MLS Season - Yahoo

Howard was the goalkeeper for the U.S. in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

CBS nixes medical marijuana Super Bowl advertisement - Yahoo

Good or bad move?