Posted January 09, 2014 on
Kentucky was not sharp in its return to the court after an 11-day holiday layoff, but the Wildcats found their stride in the second half of an 85-63 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.
BEST OF MAXIM
Mississippi State played one of its best first halves of the season. Still, it was not enough to lift the Bulldogs to a victory in their Southeastern Conference men’s basketball opener.
MSU surrendered the three-point halftime lead and dropped an 85-63 decision to No. 14 Kentucky before a crowd of 23,638 in the Rupp Arena.
Chris Rayford committed to Mississippi State during the month of May. Since that time, Rayford has remained True Maroon and stayed loyal to Dan Mullen and his program. With the process now winding down to signing day, Rayford will soon take his official visit to Starkville to learn more about his Bulldog future.
In this AllWildcats.com Video feature, UK associate head coach John Robic and Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray discuss UK's 85-63 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday night in the SEC opener for both teams.
Maurice Dunlap was Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray's first commitment. The thing that stands out about Dunlap is his ability to hit the three-point shot. But according to Amanda Elzy High School head coach Gerald Glass, Dunlap is more than a great outside shooter.
Amanda Elzy High School used a 14-point fourth period scoring effort by Mississippi State basketball signee Maurice Dunlap to pull out a 73-67 come-from-behind victory over Gentry High School Tuesday night.
ScoutTV: Included are highlights of Mississippi State basketball signee Maurice Dunlap from his game against Gentry High School, January 7, 2014.