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Live updates: Kentucky 80, Mississippi 76

It’s not the time of year to start a losing streak, so the Kentucky Wildcats hope to get the victory train back on the tracks Tuesday night when they meet the Ole Miss Rebels at 9 o’clock at the Pavilion. ESPN has game as part of its “Super Tuesday” coverage.

John Calipari’s Cats were flattened 71-52 in Knoxville last Saturday. Meanwhile, Kermit Davis Rebels have lost two straight games by a grand total of three points. After falling 73-71 at home to Tennessee, Ole Miss lost a 74-73 heartbreaker at Arkansas. Kentucky is 13-3 in SEC play. Ole Miss is 9-7.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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