OXFORD, Ms. (WYMT) – The No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (25-5, 14-3) bounced back from their loss to Tennessee with a close win over the Ole Miss Rebels (19-11, 9-8).
Kentucky trailed by one at the break, 39-38, but the Wildcats held strong in the second half leaving The Pavilion with a 80-76 win.
The Wildcats have now won 15 of their last 17 games.
The victory gives John Calipari his 300th win at Kentucky and is the fourth-fastest coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 300 wins at a single school.
Kentucky comes back to Rupp Arena on Saturday for their regular season finale against the Florida Gators (17-12, 9-7). The game is set for 2 p.m. on WYMT.