No. 9 Kentucky demolishes Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Keyla Snowden scored 22 points as Kentucky (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat Mississippi State 88-40 on Sunday.

Kentucky (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for its margin of victory in SEC play, eclipsing a 31-point win over Auburn last Feb. 3.

The Wildcats, who host No. 6 Tennessee on Thursday night, also set a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers.

Diamber Johnson had 13 points to lead Mississippi State (10-5, 0-2), which shot 28 percent from the field. The Bulldogs were without second-leading scorer Porsha Porter, who was out with an illness.

Kentucky dominated from the opening tip, scoring the game's first nine points while forcing Mississippi State into turnovers on six of their first eight possessions.

The Wildcats led 50-21 at halftime.