No. 2 Kentucky 81, Mississippi St. 75
John Wall scored 18 points, including five in overtime, and came within two assists of a triple-double to lead No. 2 Kentucky to an 81-75 victory over Mississippi State on Tuesday night.
Wall's three-point play opened the scoring in overtime, then he added two free throws and blocked Dee Bost's layup attempt with 36 seconds left to push the Wildcats (25-1, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) to their sixth straight win and snap a three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs (18-8, 6-5).
DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson both scored 19 points. Wall had 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Kentucky trailed 67-60 with 3 minutes left, but scored the final seven points of regulation, the last two on Patterson's 15-foot jumper that tied it at 72.
Bost scored 22 points for Mississippi State, which was without its leading scorer, Ravern Johnson, who was suspended before the game.