The Wildcats were not awake at the start of the late night tip-off in Oxford. After 15 minutes of sluggish basketball and only five made field goals, Kentucky clawed back into the game.
The Wildcats scored eight points in 1:26 behind a pair of three-pointers to shrink the Ole Miss lead two. A back and forth battle ensued, ending with the Rebels taking a 32-29 lead at intermission. Keion Brooks and Isaiah Jackson lead UK in scoring with eight points apiece. A look at the entire first half box score from The Pavillion.