It looked as if Kentucky was going to hang around for the long haul, but a barrage of three pointers were able to give Mississippi State a 46-21 lead at the half. With the help of the home crowd, Kentucky was able to jump put to an early 9-3 lead at the 6:25 mark. Mississippi State was able to fight their way and only trailed 11-8 at the 4:57 media timeout. Maci Morris continued to be the leader of this team going 4 for 7 from the filed early in the game. From there on Mississippi State hit 4 consecutive threes to help get them the 21-18 lead and the end of the quarter. The second quarter was all Mississippi State was they scored 5 quick points to stretch the lead to 26-18 with 9:06 remaining. Mississippi State would add three more 2 pointers and ended the half on a 6-0 to run to get the halftime lead of 46-21. Kentucky was led in scoring by Maci Morris who had 16 points.
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