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Kentucky Hangs On To Defeat Ole Miss 67-62

Kentucky was far from playing its best basketball against Ole Miss. It was still good enough to take down the Rebels 67-62 at Rupp Arena.

The game got off to a sloppy start. Neither team truly woke up until the second half, but the Rebels still held a slight early advantage. Kentucky retook the lead at the 13:36 mark with a 7-0 run. Ole Miss immediately responded with an 8-0 run of its own. Immanuel Quickley got off the snide from behind the three-point line to start another 7-0 run that tied the game. From that point forward, neither team led by more than three until the final seconds.

E.J. Montgomery had one of the biggest plays of the day with 1:34 remaining. The power forward dove on the floor to secure a crucial offensive rebound. He kicked it to Tyrese Maxey who finished at the rim to give UK a one-point advantage. Montgomery fouled out, then Ashton Hagans did the same to leave UK short-handed down the stretch.

Even without Hagans defending Breein Tyree for the potential game-winning shot, Maxey forced Tyree to take a contested 18-footer. He air balled it, sealing Ole Miss’ fate.

Tyree was limited to less than 20 points on the night, ending his impressive three-game run. Immanuel Quickley led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points, 13 of which came in the final 11 minutes of the game. Maxey chipped in 14 and Nick Richards finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.

Kentucky has now won eight of its last nine games, improving to 20-5 on the season, 10-2 in SEC play.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

49 Comments for Kentucky Hangs On To Defeat Ole Miss 67-62



  1. kybred1
    4:14 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    That was too close!



  2. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    4:15 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Glad to get out of this game with the W. But hopefully we play better Tuesday night. We sort of got bailed out when Richards fell down, that wasn’t close to a foul. And their best player missed free throws down the stretch. But I’ll take it.



  3. BBNBRIAN
    4:17 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Seriously, I’m not worried about the tournament… I’m more worried about games at Rupp – this team plays better AWAY! A win is a win.



    • Bluehender
      4:38 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      I agree Brian. They don’t play well at Rupp.



  4. ryan1723
    4:18 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Nate Sestina is the worst rotation player of the Cal era. Prove me wrong.



    • Papaw
      4:20 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Have to agree. If he’s not hitting 3s he’s a major liability



    • JohnnyCat
      4:42 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Totally disagree. He makes a lot of good defensive plays and rebounds. He also rarely turns the ball over, and I think his leadership and maturity will resurface in the tourney at a very crucial time. He will win a game for us before the year is out.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:49 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’m with you Johnny



    • ryan1723
      5:16 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      We have different views of good defensive plays.



  5. Righteous1
    4:19 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Well Ambassador Calipari escaped with one today at the Rupp Library! No worries though Cal Lovers Wolfpack, Ambassador Calipari is going down to Baton Rouge Tuesday night to become Kitty Kat Gumbeaux for Will Wade!

    In Cal We Trust It’s NBA or Bust!



    • StillBP
      4:24 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Hee hee so mad… I love it!



    • KatFan48
      4:25 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Wrongous you missed the fact that Cal was 2 for 22 from 3 and still managed a win. We now have a trio of Wrongous, mashBUMfan and BigolBlue aka lilolchicken joining in their off key version of The Sky is Falling. The Sky is Falling



    • StillBP
      4:25 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      You mean strong ass offer cheating will wade?



    • mashburnfan1
      4:40 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Another example of getting a win because of who we played and not how we played. Has been the calling card for cow his whole career. Should be teams like this by 15+ yet we almost never do because other coach dies a much better job. Our guys are always playing 6 vs 5 due to coaching.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:51 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Another example of mashbum making excuses for the opponent. Why do you even watch a team you hate so much?



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:01 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’m sure you’ll be praying for us to lose as usual Righteous/Slater1. Please tell us who the team you pull for is, we know it’s not Kentucky.



    • StillBP
      5:02 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Another example of us winning, bc that’s what we do. And another example of Bummy being so mad that we won. Totally had to alter his comments he had ready.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:07 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      He wants so desperately to be right about about something, but he’s just not, just like his son Wrongous.



  6. zoupman
    4:20 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    To go 2-22 and still win shows fight. Way to go guys.



  7. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    4:21 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Richards falling down on his own and getting 2 free throws out of it was the game changer.



    • StillBP
      4:27 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      They hacked Maxey on the arm on his last turnover but no call, just out of bounds on Maxey.



  8. mashburnfan1
    4:37 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Play of the game was the terrible for Foul call that put Richards on the line where we took the lead for the final time with a minutes to go. Nick simply fell down and they give a fifth foul to their guy leading to us getting the winning points. If that had happened to us, instead of for us, KSR would be posting the officials address and you guys would be making death threats



    • Bluehender
      4:41 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe you can go watch Louisville suck tonight..like they did the last game



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:52 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      mashbum so mad, gotta love it. There he goes making excuses for the opponent again…..that’s him MO.



    • Bluehender
      5:00 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Oh. My bad. Louisville getting pummeled right now..not tonight..



    • StillBP
      5:01 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Bummy loves to make excuses for the other team and for us winning. No excuses when we lose. So predictable and hilarious! What a funny guy!



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:02 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Well at least he’s good at something BP….



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:11 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe we should start a gofundme to help mashbum and Wrongous get a life outside of hating Cal.



  9. cat_fan_for_life
    4:46 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Our Fans gripe when the refs dont call fouls for our guys and then they complain cause richards fell down and got the foul..like who cares if he was “really” fouled it helped us win the game thats all that matters



  10. 4everUKBlue
    4:53 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    It was fugly but unless I’m wrong it’s still a win.



  11. michaelb
    4:55 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    This is why we’re better than what appear on the surface . Even with abysmal shooting nites our gritty defense and free throws keep the chance of winning present at the end of game situations .



  12. 4everUKBlue
    4:55 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    mashbum and is son Righteous/Slater1 are spooning again trying to ease the pain of UK winning again.



    • Bluehender
      5:01 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      They desparate for a loss..



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:03 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      I’m really curious who they pull for other than whoever is playing UK.



  13. StillBP
    5:10 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Good lord, Louisville 14 points in a half. How do you suck that bad?



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:11 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Ask masbum, he has all the answers.



    • Bluehender
      5:15 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Well it’s certainly not the coach. He’s much better than Cal…not



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:17 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      LSU down to ALA too.



    • Bluehender
      5:18 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      You stole my line 4ever. That’s where I was going..



    • Bluehender
      5:19 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Down 16..wow



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:21 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      oops



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:29 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      18



  14. Looother
    5:29 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Gonna have to shoot a lot better to have a chance at LSU…



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:31 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      You are a veritable oasis of wisdom….



    • StillBP
      5:45 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Unless lsu shoots like they are today. Surely they will play better at home. But we play better in true road games



    • Bluehender
      6:33 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      That’s golden…



  15. VirginiaCat
    5:59 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Our guards, particularly Quickley and Maxey, are money players. I have been so impressed with their competitiveness and composure. With respect to the game, I am wondering if we should have gone zone at the end to protect Hagans. I am genuinely interested in opinions without inviting confrontation between the board’s warring factions.



    • Bluehender
      6:36 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

      My opinion VC is that I don’t want that Tyree guy finding gaps in our zone..not the way he was shooting. My two cents worth..



  16. CrystalBall
    6:13 pm February 15, 2020 Permalink

    Difficult choice to go zone with Tyree already 3 for 6 three pointers. Maybe box and 1.