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Cats cruise to 57-44 win over Georgia

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Mississippi Valley State on Saturday in Rupp Arena.

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Mississippi Valley State on Saturday in Rupp Arena.


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings, beating Georgia 57-44 on Tuesday night.

Miller, who had started eight of the previous nine games for the Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), returned to the sixth-man role he had played earlier in the season. It didn't really matter. The senior made 7 of 8 shots, including all four from 3-point range.

Kentucky used spurts of 10-0 and 10-1 to build a 38-26 halftime lead. The Bulldogs (10-10, 1-5) never threatened in the second half, even though the Wildcats cooled off considerably. They went more than 5 minutes without scoring and made just 7 of 23 shots over the final 20 minutes.


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