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- Kentucky is 8-0 and Texas is 7-1.
- Kentucky defeated an undefeated team for the second-consecutive game after knocking off Providence on Sunday.
- Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
- Kentucky is 186-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 26 of the last 28 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
- Kentucky returns to action Sunday at home against Eastern Kentucky. Game time is 6 p.m. and it will be televised on the SEC Network.
- Kentucky's opening lineup featured Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein for the sixth time this season.
- The game stayed tight early. Tied at 13 midway through the period, Texas went on a 7-1 run to take the largest lead of the half at 20-14.
- Towns sparked a 6-0 Wildcat surge by making two free throws on a flagrant foul, taking the inbounds pass and sinking a jumper, then grabbing a defensive rebound and feeding Tyler Ulis for a fastbreak jumper that knotted the game at 20. Willie Cauley-Stein made it an 8-0 run and 22-20 UK lead with a jump hook.
- Texas rallied to re-take the lead, then Cauley-Stein canned another jump hook in the final minute of the half, sending the teams to intermission tied at 26.
- Kentucky started the second half with Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson.
- The Wildcats scored on five of their first six possessions to take a 36-26 lead.
- Texas tallied its first basket of the half at the 14:24 mark on a dunk by Prince Ibeh. UK responded with eight more points, outscoring the Longhorns 18-2 in the first 8:40 of the period to make it 44-28.
- Texas responded with runs of 7-0, 6-0 and 5-0 to get within five at 51-46.
- UK got its first 3-pointer of the game, by Andrew Harrison with 2:45 to play, making the score 56-47. Harrison's three extended UK's streak of 908 games with at least one triple.
- Texas got back within 56-51, but Cauley-Stein clinched the win with a foul shot, alley-oop dunk and two more free throws in the final two minutes.
- Texas was limited to 29.8 percent from the field. UK entered the game holding opponents to just 27.9 percent from the field, leading the nation in that category.
- Kentucky has held all eight opponents under 40 percent shooting, including five games under 30 percent.
- Key stat for Kentucky was turnovers. UK won that 22-8, leading to a 19-7 edge in points off turnovers.
- Kentucky won points in the paint 28-16.
- UK was outrebounded tonight, 42-31, first time that has happened this season.
- UK won bench points 17-16 and has won bench points every game this season.
- Kentucky is now 45-0 under Coach Calipari when holding the opponent to 55 or fewer points.
- Willie Cauley-Stein totaled a career-high 21 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, his first double-double of the season.
- WCS added a season-high five steals along with three blocked shots.
- He also played 33 minutes, the first Wildcat to reach 30 minutes in a game this season.
- Dakari Johnson had 11 points, his sixth double-figure game of the season, and added six rebounds.
- Karl-Anthony Towns had 10 points, his third straight game in double figures, including a career-best 6-of-6 at the free-throw line.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.