Kentucky improves to 17-1, 5-0 SEC, while Mississippi State falls to 8-10, 0-5 SEC.
UK begins conference play at 5-0 for the second straight season.
UK returns to action against Auburn on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 673-472 (.588).
UK is 150-216 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (131-57) and first in winning percentage (.697). He is only seven wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 53-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 16 games. The streak is tied with Duke for the longest current winning streak in the country.
UK increased its school-record for consecutive home wins at 32. The previous record was 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
The Wildcats own a 368-140 (.724) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including a 78-12 (.867) mark under Mitchell.
The Cats are now 60-2 at home over the last three seasons.
UK is now 32-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 25-2 mark in the last three seasons.
Kentucky has won a school-record 13 consecutive SEC home games.
Fourteen of UK's 17 wins have been by 18 points or more.
Kentucky now leads the all-time series 22-17 vs. the Bulldogs.
UK is now 10-8 all-time vs. MSU in games played in Lexington.
Kentucky has won the last six meetings between the two schools.