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

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

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

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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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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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