Kentucky picked up where it left off at Louisiana State. The Cats, especially Anthony Davis, were on fire and jumped out to a 22-5 lead. Tempers flared, and double technicals were called. UT tried to get physical, and Kentucky responded with a "take-no-prisoners" attitude early that Coach John Calipari had to like. Renaldo Woolridge kept UT in the game with five three-pointers in the first half. The only real question in the second half was whether Davis would become the second UK player ever with a triple-double (he came up two rebounds and three blocks short).
■ Kentucky hit its first 11 field-goal attempts. The game was more than nine minutes old before UK missed.
■ Woolridge had made one three-pointer in SEC play before last night. He hit his first five against UK in the first half. Take him out of the stats, and UT was 4-for-27 in the first 20 minutes.
■ UK was outscored 21-0 on three-pointers in the first half and led 38-25.
■ Less than five minutes into the game, Davis had hit a 17-foot jumper, a 15-foot jumper and a slam dunk, scored on a drive off the break and blocked a shot. This guy's not bad.
■ As February arrives, UK is starting to take on a crispness and edge.
■ The Cats were 24-for-27 at the foul line.
■ UK's defense held UT to a season-low 28.1 percent shooting from the field.
■ It took UK a while to realize it needed to get out and guard Woolridge.