Kentucky Downs Mississippi State 69-59 - Match Report

Kentucky grabbed a 69-59 win over Mississippi State on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Julius Randle at Humphrey Coliseum.

Kentucky earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12.5-point spread.

James Young had 11 points for Kentucky and Aaron Harrison chipped in with 9 points. Aaron Harrison had 6 assists for them, while Dakari Johnson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Mississippi State got a 12-point performance from Craig Sword, who was supported by 12 points from Gavin Ware. Trivante Bloodman had 3 assists in a losing cause for Mississippi State, while Jacoby Davis grabbed 7 rebounds.

Kentucky hit the break leading 32-23 before taking care of business in the second half.

Kentucky won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-33.