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
I actually feel bad for all those folks who jumped off the Kentucky Basketball bandwagon during the first month of the season.— Rex Chapman (@rex_rexchapman) January 23, 2019
‘Cause we rollin now. See ya! Will send pics!
Go get em Rex!
Anthony Edwards looks good in Kentucky blue pic.twitter.com/nKxZw9rh8I— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) January 22, 2019
Anthony Edwards looks like he enjoyed his visit to Kentucky.
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