Kentucky opens SEC play against Ole Miss – all you need to know

Tyler Ulis - photo by Walter Cornett

Kentucky is fresh off a win over its biggest rival, but it’s Mississippi entering SEC play on a seven-game winning streak.

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Kentucky vs. Ole Miss
Sat., Jan. 2 – 7 p.m. ET
Rupp Arena
Lexington, Ky.
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The competition the Rebels faced might not have prepared them for Saturday night’s game at Rupp Arena against the No. 10 Wildcats, who are seeking their 22nd straight conference victory – a run that began with last season’s SEC opener against Ole Miss.

Kentucky (10-2) is coming off a 75-73 home win over then-No. 16 Louisville last Saturday behind a career high-matching 21 points and eight assists fromTyler Ulis.

The guard had his best shooting effort of the season, going 7 of 12 and 4 of 7 from 3-point range after hitting 26.7 percent of his shots over the previous four games. He drained a key 3 in the final five minutes after Louisville got within two.

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