MissSt 19 36 55
Kentucky 42 43 85
Date of game: 2/27/2013

Recap: Kentucky vs. Miss State

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Ryan Harrow led five Wildcats in double- figures with a game-high 19 points as Kentucky cruised by the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 85-55 victory in SEC action at Rupp Arena.

Alex Poythress was two-rebounds shy of a double-double with 16 points for the Wildcats (20-8, 11-4 SEC). Willie Cauley-Stein chipped in 12 points and six boards. Archie Goodwin and Julius Mays posted 11 points apiece as Kentucky notched its third consecutive win.

For the Bulldogs (7-20, 2-13), Fred Thomas recorded a team-high 13 points and six rebounds. Jalen Steele and Colin Borchert scored 10 points each as Mississippi State suffered its 13th loss in a row, which is the second longest losing streak in conference action in school history.

In the first half, Mississippi State was held to a mere 7-of-30 shooting from the floor. Kentucky made good on 18-of-31 field goal attempts en route to a 42-19 advantage at the break.

In the second stanza, the Bulldogs were connected on 42.3 percent of their attempts from the floor including 6-of-16 beyond the arc. The Wildcats made 51.6 percent of their shots from the floor including 5-of-12 from long-range over the final 20 minutes to stay in front by a comfortable margin.

Kentucky controlled the boards, 42-29, and dominated points in the paint, 46-18.

Game Notes

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