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Kentucky defeats Ole Miss on “Senior Night” 96-78

There may not have been any seniors to celebrate, but the Wildcats sent the Rupp Arena crowd happy for the final time this season.

And pretty exhausted.

Just three and a half minutes of game action to start the game took nearly 25 minutes, with one Rebel getting ejected in that span. In the first half alone, we saw 19 total fouls, four technicals, one ejection, and about an hour’s worth of time at the monitor.

In the second, we saw two more technicals and monitor checks, but the game sped up after the 10-minute mark, with the Cats extending the lead to double figures and never looking back.

The clock (finally) struck all-zeroes at 9:15 with the Cats on top 96-78.

Kevin Knox led all scorers with 22 points on 7-17 shooting, four rebounds, and one assist in 31 minutes of action.

The Kentucky backcourt put on a show tonight, as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quade Green combined for 35 points.

Quade Green finished with his best scoring night in conference play and three away from a career-high with 18 points, four assists, one rebound, and just one turnover.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn’t too far behind with 17 points, ten assists, and seven rebounds in the near-triple-double.

Wenyen Gabriel had his best game in weeks, finishing with 15 points on 5-8 shooting, six rebounds, and two assists.

Hamidou Diallo had yet another quietly impressive performance, finishing with nine points on 3-6 shooting and 2-3 from three.

This was the fourth straight games with five players in double figures, with two others scoring five or more points.

Check out the entire box score:

Go Cats.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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13 Comments for Kentucky defeats Ole Miss on “Senior Night” 96-78

  1. BigBlueNationDude
    9:36 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    Awesome game by the Cats. Rolling

  2. Kat4Life
    9:41 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    They finally got it together in the second half, now let’s take care of the gators

  3. Smyrna_Cat
    9:42 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    I thought we played well the entire game – outscored them by 8 the first half, 10 the second. A pretty solid game.

  4. cats646
    9:51 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    Great win! Now let’s go get them gators!!

  5. kenny
    10:02 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    Another hater free comment section, just the way I like it. GO CATS!!!

  6. bbnZach
    10:14 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink


  7. catsby90.1
    10:30 pm February 28, 2018 Permalink

    The rest of the sec is getting more nervous as we get better. I live in Tennessee and their fans are praying they don’t have to play us in the tournament. I LOVE IT

  8. Luether
    2:13 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

    Cal Jr let himself get punked on his turnover…

    • 4everUKblue
      7:28 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      You still mad about the banner coming down?

    • Booby Petrino
      7:45 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      Luether gets punked here daily

    • catsarerunnin
      8:13 am March 1, 2018 Permalink

      My sources tell me Luether still wears his Pitino autographed nightie to bed every night.

    • UK BigBoardUpdate
      7:25 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

      I remember when Brad got PT against the Cards this year. Even got an assist. U MAD?