Kentucky Blasts Ole Miss, 96-78

02/28/2018 09:10 PM

The Kentucky basketball team made it four-in-a-row as they blew out Ole Miss in their final game at Rupp Arena this season.

The Cats found themselves in the middle of a physical battle in the game’s opening minutes as Ole Miss received three technical fouls, including the ejection of Marcanvis Hymon, and Kentucky received one. But UK maintained their composure and took a 50-42 lead into the break.

In the second half, Ole Miss gave Kentucky a scare as they briefly took the lead, but Kentucky turned it on in the game’s final minutes, walking away with a 96-78 win. Kevin Knox led the team with 22 points, while Quade Green had 18. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Wenyen Gabriel added 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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