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Mississippi St 40

(10-5, 0-2 SEC)

(11) Kentucky 88

(14-2, 3-0 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    3:30 PM ET, January 8, 2012

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    MSST 21 1940
    #11UK 50 3888

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: D. Johnson 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Kentucky: K. Snowden 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    No. 9 Kentucky demolishes Mississippi State

    Associated Press

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keyla Snowden scored 22 points as Kentucky (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat Mississippi State 88-40 on Sunday.

    Kentucky (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for its margin of victory in SEC play, eclipsing a 31-point win over Auburn last Feb. 3.

    The Wildcats, who host No. 6 Tennessee on Thursday night, also set a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers.

    Diamber Johnson had 13 points to lead Mississippi State (10-5, 0-2), which shot 28 percent from the field. The Bulldogs were without second-leading scorer Porsha Porter, who was out with an illness.

    Kentucky dominated from the opening tip, scoring the game's first nine points while forcing Mississippi State into turnovers on six of their first eight possessions.

    The Wildcats led 50-21 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    UK
    Points 40 88
    FG Made-Attempted 13-47 (.277) 29-74 (.392)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-4 (.250) 14-30 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 16-27 (.593)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 48

    Game Leaders

     
    MSST
    UK
    PointsD. Johnson 16K. Snowden 22
    ReboundsS. Robinson 6S. Walker 7
    AssistsD. Johnson 2A. Smith 3
    StealsS. Robinson 1S. Walker 3
    BlocksS. Robinson 3S. Walker 2

    2011-12 Season

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