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Young, No. 14 UK rout Mississippi State

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - It was a tale of two halves for the 14th- ranked Kentucky Wildcats against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Wildcats turned a three-point halftime deficit into an 85-63 victory over the Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

James Young ended with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Kentucky (11-3, 1-0 SEC), which has won three in a row since a loss at North Carolina on Dec. 14. Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress each had 12 points.

Craig Sword tallied 19 points for Mississippi State (10-4, 0-1), who have lost two of their last three games. Trivante Bloodman and Roquez Johnson donated 13 and 12 points, respectively.

01/08 22:21:44 ET

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