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2017 Schedule
16-2, 1st in SEC
Walker, Monk talk UK careers (5:21)
Martin talks Gamecocks' success (2:34)
Previewing South Carolina's next five games (3:14)
How can South Carolina prepare for UK? (2:37)
No. 5 Kentucky defeats Mississippi State 88-81 (3:03)
Malik Monk carries on Calipari's top-scorer tradition (2:54)
'This is a nice lesson for Kentucky' (2:20)
Fox leads Kentucky past Mississippi State (2:03)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting a technical for hanging in the rim, Malik Monk sure let go of it fast on lob dunk to put Kentucky back up by 10 with 6:35 left

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Got to give the Bulldogs credit, the game could have been over when Kentucky grabbed leads of 17 & 18 at separate points but Mississippi State keeps fighting back

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State season high for turnovers is 17 vs Oregon State. Bulldogs already have 11 at half vs Kentucky. That breaks down to 28% of their possessions. They entered the game with a turnover percentage of 17.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like we're at the part of the season where everyone needs a sportsmanship refresher: Mississippi State's Aric Holman with immature move throwing ball at DeAaron Fox

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky too caught up in playing fast right now, not playing smart on offense. Monk shot way too fast on last two possessions. Letting Bulldogs get confidence early could be dangerous late

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Willis in a good flow early for Kentucky. If he's hitting 3s that changes offensive effectiveness for UK entirely because it open up the lane for Adebayo posts and Fox/Monk drives

ESPN Stats & Information

Watch: Kentucky heavily favored over unranked Mississippi State

No. 5 Kentucky sits atop the SEC at the moment, while Mississippi State is fourth in the conference with a 12-4 record on the season. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Information

A trend of excellence

Since 2009, the Wildcats, Gators and Aggies have had the most top-5 AP poll appearances compared to all other SEC teams.

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2dSharon Katz

BPI names conference winners; Kansas is not among them

Kansas looks like the favorite to win a 13th consecutive Big 12 title, but BPI sees things differently. We crunched the BPI numbers and have the winners in all six major conferences.

Chris Morris

No change on Joe's top line

Joe Lunardi continues with Villanova, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA as his top region seeds in his latest Bracketology. He didn't bite at putting then-No. 1 Baylor that high last week. Bracketology

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Wildcats rise in Power Rankings

Kentucky shot a season-high 57.1 percent from the field and placed five players in double figures, including Malik Monk with 24 points, in its 92-72 win over Auburn on Saturday. Next up is a visit to Mississippi State on Tuesday. Power Rankings

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari just walked into #HHClassic. Kentucky signee Nick Richards playing in this game.

Andrew Smith ESPN Editor 

The first of four games upcoming on ESPNU will feature Duke-bound forward Wendell Carter (pictured here in Duke shirt and matching hair color) going up against Kentucky-bound Nick Richards. Both are in the top 12 of the ESPN 100 rankings.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky has four signees playing in the McDonald's game. Duke and UCLA have two selections apiece. Nine schools have one signee.

Team Stats

Points Per Game93.32nd
Rebounds Per Game41.47th
Assists Per Game18.18th
Points Allowed72.2189th

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Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record123-50
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances56