Wiltjer, Noel lead Kentucky to critical road win at No. 16 Ole Miss

Nerlens Noel - photo by Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal
Nerlens Noel – photo by Michael Clevenger/The

 scored a career-high 26 points and Nerlens Noel set a school record with 12 blocked shots as beat No. 16 Mississippi 87-74 on Tuesday night.  Kentucky (14-6, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) looked like it might run away with the win, taking a 73-56 lead with 10 minutes remaining. But the Rebels roared back with 16 straight points, cutting the deficit to 73-72 with 4:22 left.

Ryan Harrow nailed a 3-pointer to stop Ole Miss’ run and was able to hold on and win for the fifth time in seven games.  scored 24 points and Alex Poythressadded 15.

Ole Miss (17-3, 6-1) had its nine-game winning streak snapped. LaDarius White led the Rebels with 22 points while Henderson added 21.

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