Kentucky falls to Ole Miss, 70-62

The Rebels committed 17 turnovers but outrebounded Kentucky 42-28 and shot 46% (23 of 50) from the floor.


OXFORD, Miss. – Devontae Shuler scored 17 points, KJ Buffen had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Mississippi beat Kentucky 70-62 on Tuesday night.

Romello White added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Ole Miss (14-10, 9-8 Southeastern Conference), which has won two of its last three games. Sammy Hunter came off the bench and scored a career-high 11 points.

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Ole Miss used a 15-7 surge for a 65-57 lead with 2:20 to play. Kentucky pulled to 65-60 with 1:08 left but didn’t get closer. The Wildcats had their last lead with about 11 minutes to play.

The Rebels committed 17 turnovers but outrebounded Kentucky 42-28 and shot 46% (23 of 50) from the floor.

Keion Brooks Jr. scored 16 points and had eight rebounds to lead Kentucky (8-15, 7-9), which shot 21 of 56 (37.5%) and missed 10 of 25 foul shots. Olivier Sarr added 15 points, Isaiah Jackson 13 and Davion Mintz 10.

The Rebels are 10-0 when holding opponents under 40% shooting from the floor.

The teams end their regular seasons on Saturday. Kentucky will look to stop a two-game skid when it hosts South Carolina while Ole Miss plays at home against Vanderbilt.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas