Willie Cauley-Stein’s big night leads Kentucky past Ole Miss

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

 broke a slump with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 18 shot 60 percent in the second half for an 80-64 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats’ 7-foot sophomore went 7 of 8 from the field to score more points than his previous six games combined (14) while reaching double digits in rebounds for the first time in nine games. Cauley-Stein had four blocks and altered other attempts to help limit the Rebels (15-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) to 36 percent shooting in the second half and 39 percent overall

Kentucky (17-5, 7-2) made 15 of 25 from the field in the second half to turn a 35-34 halftime lead into a rout and earn their second consecutive victory.

 added 16 points while  scored 11 of his 12 points after halftime as the Wildcats finished shooting 51 percent from the field.

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