Rebels knock off Kentucky thanks to 17 from Devontae Shuler


NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 11: Mississippi Rebels guard Devontae Shuler (2) brings the ball up the floor during a game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels in the SEC Tournament, March 11, 2020, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

OXFORD, Miss. — Devontae Shuler scored 17 points, KJ Buffen had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Mississippi beat Kentucky 70-62.

Romello White added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Ole Miss (14-10, 9-8 Southeastern Conference), which has won two of its last three games. Sammy Hunter came off the bench and scored a career-high 11 points.

Ole Miss used a 15-7 surge for a 65-57 lead with 2:20 to play.

Kentucky pulled to 65-60 with 1:08 left but didn’t get closer. Keion Brooks Jr. scored 16 points and had eight rebounds to lead Kentucky (8-15, 7-9).

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