The expected blowout took a little longer than expected. Ole Miss came into Lexington off a 102-76 home loss to Vandy. The Rebels — one of the league's longest teams — took the battle to UK inside. UK led 18-8 but Ole Miss tied it at 24, with Anthony Davis sitting with two fouls. Ole Miss took a 31-29 lead. Two Darius Miller three-pointers and one by Doron Lamb let UK close out the half on a 9-1 run for a 43-35 lead. Ole Miss scored the first four points of the second half, then UK went on an 18-7 run. UK simply had too many weapons.
■ Ole Miss shot 46.4 percent in the first half; UK 44.4. Ole Miss was 3-for-3 on three-pointers. That doesn't happen often against this defense.
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■ In the first half, Miller and Kyle Wiltjer came off the bench to lead UK in scoring with 10 points each.
■ UK has won 50 straight home games. Miller has played in every one of those.
■ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has gone 1-for-4 in back-to-back games. He had four points and seven rebounds in both games. Don't worry, UK fans.
■ When UK fell behind, senior Miller went to work. He started things with a ridiculous dunk.
■ Terrence Jones (15 points, 11 rebounds) had his first double-double of the year.
■ Marquis Teague (eight assists) has 26 in the last three games.
■ After Anthony Davis sat with two fouls, Ole Miss outscored UK 17-7.
■ At times, UK played like it thought it would be easy.