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Box score from Kentucky’s 88-81 win at Mississippi State

Ben Howland happy with comeback

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland was pleased with the way his team fought back from 18 points down in 88-81 loss to visiting Kentucky.
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Mississippi State coach Ben Howland was pleased with the way his team fought back from 18 points down in 88-81 loss to visiting Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team improved to 16-2 overall and 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-81 victory over Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., on Tuesday night.

Next up for the fifth-ranked Wildcats is a home game against South Carolina on Saturday night.

Kentucky’s statistical leaders in Tuesday’s game:

Points: De’Aaron Fox, 21

Rebounds: Wenyen Gabriel, 8

Assists: De’Aaron Fox, 5

Steals: Isaiah Briscoe, 2

Blocks: Wenyen Gabriel, 3

Turnovers: Malik Monk, 5

Minutes played: De’Aaron Fox, 36

Click here to view a complete statistics report from the game.

Click here to view Kentucky’s 2016-17 statistics.

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