Talking points and numbers from Kentucky's 58-43 victory over South Carolina at Columbia, S.C., on Saturday:
* Devin Booker, who has made of his 22 of his last 33 three-pointers, is expanding his game each week. Where will he be playing this time next year?
* Kentucky's front line is huge and presents major problems for opponents but it is not getting much done from a scoring standpoint.
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* Repeat: Kentucky's defense is off-the-charts.
* How could any opponent get 18 offensive rebounds to three for Kentucky?
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
* The teams combined to make 10 of 37 shots in the second half (UK was 6-for-14).
* South Carolina made 16 foul shots and 12 field goals. UK made 19 free throws and 18 field goals.
* South Carolina had 40 rebounds to 28 for UK. The Gamecocks had 18 offensive rebounds to three for UK.
* Marcus Lee blocked four shots in 13 minutes.
* With 15 minutes to go, UK had blocked eight South Carolina shots and South Carolina had made eight shots.
* Willie Cauley-Stein picked up two fouls in 36 seconds less than four minutes into the game.
* Less than 10 minutes into the game, seven Cats had scored.
* Kentucky committed two turnovers in the first half.
* Tyler Ulis had five assists and no turnovers in the first half.
* Kentucky came into the game having hit 61 of 80 free throws in its previous three games. It was 8-for-15 in the first half.
* UK shot 48 percent from the field in the first half; South Carolina 26 percent.
* In the first half, South Carolina made two of 18 shots outside the paint.
Kentucky goes to Missouri on Thursday. It will be only UK's second game on the Tigers' home court. Missouri has never beat UK inseven tries. On Jan. 13, UK beat Missouri 86-37 in perhaps its most impressive Rupp Arena game this season.