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Roundup: Nerlens Noel leads Kentucky to victory

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

Kentucky (14-6, 5-2 SEC) 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.

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