LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Wall shook off a recent slump to
score 17 points to go with seven assists while leading No. 4
Kentucky to an 85-75 win over No. 25 Mississippi on Tuesday night.
DeMarcus Cousins added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the
Wildcats (21-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who built an early
double-digit lead then held off a couple of second-half rallies by
Even better for the Wildcats was the steady play of Wall, who
was all smiles following a meeting with coach John Calipari to
clear the air after both expressed frustration over the freshman's
Terrico White led Mississippi (16-6, 4-4) with 19 points and
Chris Warren added 15 but Mississippi missed freshman big man
Reginald Buckner, who sat out his second straight game with a
Kentucky shot 50 percent from the field and outscored the Rebels
44-30 in the paint.
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