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No. 16 Mississippi falls to Kentucky 87-74

Updated: January 30, 2013, 12:34 AM ET
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi wasn't shy about taking the ball to the basket Tuesday night, even with Kentucky's accomplished shot blocker Nerlens Noel roaming the paint.

That confidence was impressive. The results were not.

Noel blocked a school-record 12 shots, dominating on the defensive end as the Wildcats beat No. 16 Mississippi 87-74, snapping the Rebels' nine-game winning streak.

"(Noel) was just unreal to me," Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway said. "He's the best shot ...

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