Malik Monk, the SEC's leading scorer, and Wenyen Gabriel (career high) scored 23 points as the Wildcats defeated the Tigers.
The win enabled Kentucky (19-5, 9-2 SEC) to begin the process of righting its ship after a tough stretch that saw a team No. 1 earlier this season lose three of four games before defeating LSU (9-14, 1-10), which lost its 10th straight.
The Wildcats also got 16 from De'Aaron Fox and 14 from Isaiah Briscoe. Antonio Blakeney topped the Tigers with 31 points and sophomore guard Brandon Sampson added 17.
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