Allen erupts for 23 points, Kentucky tops Mississippi State in double OT


Dontaie Allen hit seven triples Saturday night.(UK Athletics)

Former Pendleton County star Dontaie Allen hit seven triples Saturday night and scored 23 points and Kentucky beat Mississippi State 78-73 in double overtime to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Wildcats are now 1-0 in the SEC thanks to an 11-21 performance from three-point land.

Olivier Sarr hit two triples and poured in 14 points for Kentucky. Devin Askew and BJ Boston both added 11 points.

With the win, John Calipari is now 15-0 against Mississippi State during his time in Lexington.

John Calipari was ejected during the game and the Wildcats went on a big run with him in the locker room.

Kentucky (2-6, 1-0) hosts Vanderbilt January 5 at 7:00 on the SEC Network.

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