No. 22 Kentucky runs by Mississippi State 85-79

By: AP
By: AP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 24 points, Doron
Lamb added 20 in his first start in nearly as month as No. 22
Kentucky held off Mississippi State 85-79 on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (18-7, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) bounced back
from another late-game road meltdown against Vanderbilt with some
of their finest offensive play of the season.

Kentucky shot 56 percent from the floor, including 67 percent in
the second half, to improve to 30-0 at Rupp Arena under coach John
Calipari. The Wildcats trailed by 11 early before a pair of big
second-half runs sent the Bulldogs (13-12, 5-6) to their second
straight loss.

Ravern Johnson led Mississippi State with 21 points and Jalen
Steele added a career-high 17 but the Bulldogs couldn't keep up
when the Wildcats started pushing the pace.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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