Kentucky's defense forced Ole Miss to commit a season-high 36 turnovers, turning into 39 points for the Wildcats. The game also marked the first time since March 7, 2008 that an opponent held Ole Miss without a player in double figures.
The Wildcats led 10-4 at the first media timeout but out of the timeout, the Rebels used a 10-2 run sparked from a basket from Tia Faleru to go ahead 14-12 with 13:20 to play in the first half.
After a layup from Monique Jackson to tie the game at 16-16, the Kentucky went on a 15-2 run to go ahead, 31-18, with 4:53 remaining.
At the half, Kentucky led, 37-23. Valencia McFarland and Jackson led Ole Miss at the half with four points each while Danielle McCray had a team-best five boards. The Rebels shot 41.7 percent (10-24) from the floor while the Wildcats shot 30.0 percent (12-40) but Kentucky went 11-15 from the free throw line while Ole Miss shot 2-5.
Coming out of the half, Ole Miss cut the lead to 10, 37-27, on a pair of free throws from Faleru with 19:27 to play but Kentucky went on a 15-3 run to push ahead 55-32 with 13:50 remaining in the game.
Ole Miss will play at Florida on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.
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