- Wednesday, January 12 1994 -
(at Louisville, KY)
Kentucky - 98 (Head Coach: Rick Pitino) - [Ranked 8th by AP]
Mississippi - 64 (Head Coach: Rob Evans) - [Unranked]
Halftime Score: Kentucky 60, Mississippi 27
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Game Writeup - Courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Neil Burch; Dr. J's UK Newsletter, Vol. 3 No. 19. (All Rights Reserved)
Cats Rattle a Rabble of Rowdy Rebels:
UK did just about whatever it wanted against Ole Miss in Louisville (the first time these two teams have met in that city since the 1941-42 season), winning 98-64.
Sure enough, Martinez and McCarty started the game. McCarty hit on 5 of his first 6 shots and UK rolled to a 24-13 lead which blossomed into a 37-14 lead on a rally lead by Jeff Sheppard. Jeff Brassow came into the game with about 8 minutes left in the first half, and although his face remained a bit bruised (from the accidental Jared Prickett elbow shot he took in the Georgia game) Brassow did not wear a mask. There are three bones broken in his face which will take time to heal, however.
UK's lead grew to 44-17 based largely on 7-9 3 point shooting, and the rout was on. Almost everything the Cats did on offense and defense worked, except for bad three throw shooting in the first half, which continues to plague Kentucky. The halftime score was 60-27, and Walter McCarty had 17 first half points (he must enjoy starting!). Prickett had 12, and Rodrick Rhodes adjusted well to his non-starting roll, getting 8 points and 6 rebounds by the half. The Cats had shot a solid 58.3% for field goals, but a miserable 47.8% from the free throw line. They had outrebounded the smaller Rebels 24-15, and had caused 21 Rebel turnovers. UK was 7-13 from 3 point range, but Ole Miss had missed all of their 7 3 point attempts.
It was more of the same in the second half, UK building a lead which at times would stretch to 45 points (at 75-30 on a Prickett layup). Travis Ford unfortunately did not gave a good game in scoring, hitting only his two free throws in the final minutes of the game, but he did gather in 9 assists. UK's only poor area in the contest was rebounding (they were outrebounded by 1) but that'll happen sometimes when you don't miss many shots! This loss was Mississippi's 5th in a row.
Walter McCarty shoots over Cedric Brim (#11)
Jared Prickett blocks out Fred Johnigan (#31)