LEXINGTON, Ky. – Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to a 77-62 victory over Mississippi on Saturday, the Wildcats' 50th consecutive win at home.
The Wildcats (26-1, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) are 49-0 at home under head coach John Calipari as part of the nation's longest active home winning streak.
Kentucky took an early 16-5 lead, but the Rebels took advantage of freshman center Anthony Davis sitting for much of the first half because of foul trouble. Ole Miss forwards Terrance Henry and Murphy Holloway took the ball inside without the nation's leading shot blocker looming. Henry, who had 16 points of his 18 points in the first half, helped the Rebels (15-11, 5-7) take a 31-29 lead.
But the Wildcats hit three straight 3-pointers to take a 43-35 halftime, and they never trailed in the second half.
The double-double was Jones' first of his sophomore season after recording 13 as a freshman.
As Ole Miss was taking the ball inside before halftime, the Wildcats were settling for outside jumpers that initially weren't falling. But Kyle Wiltjer and Darius Miller came off the bench and started hitting shots. Both players had 10 points at halftime, and the hot shooting carried over to the second half. Kentucky finished the game shooting 10 of 18 from 3-point range.
Holloway had 15 points for the Rebels.
Doron Lamb had 16 points for Kentucky, while Miller had 14, Wiltjer 13 and Davis added 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks in 25 minutes.