No. 1 Kentucky Vs. Mississippi State: Wildcats Survive A Scare

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 18: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball while defended by Aaron Jones #34 of the Ole Miss Rebels during the game at Rupp Arena on February 18, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky had a poor first half against Mississippi State, but was spectacular in the second half as they stormed from 13 points down to win.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs almost grabbed the signature win that likely would have put them into the NCAA tournament, but it appears that they have some work left to do. The Kentucky Wildcats pulled off a comeback win in Starkville on Tuesday night, keeping their perfect SEC record intact and dropping MSU to 6-7 in conference play. UK trailed by 13 points at halftime, but were brilliant in the second half of their 73-64 victory.

Dee Bost led all scorers with 21 points while Arnett Moultrie notched a double-double, but the Bulldogs had no answer for their opponent's offense in the second half, during which Kentucky scored 45 points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Wildcats with 18 points on 7-12 shooting.



Kentucky took their first lead with 4:10 remaining in the game, when Kidd-Gilchrist made a layup while being fouled to create an opportunity for a three-point play. He missed the free throw, but his field goal gave Kentucky a 63-62 lead that they would never relinquish.

For more on the two teams, check out Kentucky Wildcats blog A Sea Of Blue and Mississippi State Bulldogs blog For Whom The Cowbell Tolls.

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