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COL BKB: Kentucky 87, Mississippi 74

Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM   |   Comments

OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Kentucky scored 50 points in the second half and downed 16th-ranked Mississippi 87-74 Tuesday.

Kyle Wilter scored 26 points off the bench to lead the Wildcats (14-6, 5-2 SEC), who have won four of their last five games and beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season.

Wilter hit five 3-point shots and picked up seven rebounds. Alex Poythress scored 15 points and Nerlens Noel blocked a dozen shots and grabbed seven boards while scoring only two points.

LaDarius White led Ole Miss (17-3, 6-1) with 22 points and Marshall Henderson added 21. The Rebels had won nine consecutive games heading into Tuesday's contest.

Ole Miss led 38-37 at halftime but was undone by Kentucky's hot hand in the second half and an 0-8 streak midway through the half. The Rebels shot 32.9 percent from the field to 50 percent for Kentucky.

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