Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky at Mississippi State

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  • Kentucky improves to 18-5, 8-2 in Southeastern Conference action, while Mississippi State drops to 13-10, 3-7.
  • Kentucky now leads the series 91-20 and 33-12 in Starkville.
  • The Wildcats remain on the road for a matchup at Auburn on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The game is set to tip at 8 p.m. ET and air live on SEC TV.
  • UK’s all-time record against SEC foes now stands at 919-258.
  • Today’s attendance was 8,417.

Team Facts

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup was comprised of all freshmen for the third-straight outing. Aaron Harrison, AndrewHarrison, Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle and James Young formed the lineup. That squad is 3-0 on the year as the opening five.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress were the first subs off the bench. It was the 12th time this season Poythress was the first sub and the seventh time for Cauley-Stein.
  • The Wildcats are 21-7 all-time as the Associated Press’ No. 18 rated squad and 4-1 under Calipari.
  • James Young hit a 3-pointer early in the opening half to extend UK’s 3-streak is 883 consecutive games. It is the third largest streak in the country.

First Half Facts

  • Kentucky opened the game on a 6-0 run, but the Bulldogs eventually took an 11-9 advantage.
  • The Wildcats finished the half on a 19-6 and a final 9-0 run to take a 32-23 advantage into halftime. UK is 15-1 overall and 7-0 against league foes when leading at the break.

Second Half Facts

  • Leading by nine at the break, UK held the lead for the entirety of the second half, including stretching the lead to as much as 12.
  • Julius Randle led the Wildcats in scoring in the second half with eight points.

Individual Notes

  • Aaron Harrison dished out a team-high six assists.
    • Marks the fifth time he has led the team in assists.
    • Second consecutive game with six rebounds.
  • Dakari Johnson scored nine points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
    • Has led Kentucky in rebounding twice this season.
  • Jon Hood played a season-high 13 minutes.
    • Scored a 3-pointer and had a pair of rebounds on his way to a plus-minus average of +13 in the opening half to provide a spark for the foul-plagued Wildcats.
  • Julius Randle led Kentucky in scoring with 16 points.
    • Has led UK in scoring seven times.
    • Has now scored in double figures 20 times.

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