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Wiltjer, Noel lead Kentucky past No. 16 Mississippi 87-74

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    Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy gestures during his team's NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)The Associated Press

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    Kentucky coach John Calipari reacts during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALESThe Associated Press

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    Kentucky's Ryan Harrow (12) works against Mississippi's Derrick Millinghaus (3) during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALESThe Associated Press

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    Mississippi forward Reginald Buckner (23) pushes past Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) for a layup attempt in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The Associated Press

Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 26 points and Nerlens Noel set a school record with 12 blocked shots as Kentucky beat No. 16 Mississippi 87-74 on Tuesday night.

Kentucky (14-6, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) looked like it might run away with the win, taking a 73-56 lead with 10 minutes remaining. But the Rebels roared back with 16 straight points, cutting the deficit to 73-72 with 4:22 left.

Ryan Harrow nailed a 3-pointer to stop Ole Miss' run and Kentucky was able to hold on and win for the fifth time in seven games. Archie Goodwin scored 24 points and Alex Poythress added 15.

Ole Miss (17-3, 6-1) had its nine-game winning streak snapped. LaDarius White led the Rebels with 22 points while Marshall Henderson added 21.