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No. 18 Kentucky trounces Mississippi 108-78

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jennifer O'Neill scored 27 points as No. 18 Kentucky trounced Mississippi 108-78 on Thursday.

Kentucky (18-6, 6-5 SEC) bounced back from its upset loss to Florida last Sunday in a big way by shooting 47 percent, including 8 of 16 from beyond the arc. DeNesha Stallworth scored 19 points and gathered 11 rebounds, Bria Goss added 15 points and Linnae Harper had 10 for the Wildcats.

Tia Faleru led Ole Miss (10-16, 1-11) with career highs in points (31) and rebounds (16) while Valencia McFarland added 21 points.

Kentucky was up by one after 11:20 in the first half and then went on a 14-2 run over 5:30, as Ole Miss went 1-for-9 in the stretch. The Wildcats led 48-39 at the break.

It was more of the same in the second half, as Kentucky opened the frame with a 16-2 run and cruised to the victory.

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