Talking points and numbers from Kentucky's 70-64 victory over Texas A&M at College Station, Texas, on Saturday.
■ Maybe the Cats need classes to start. The break seems to have sapped their energy.
■ It's hard to explain how the Aggies could have had a 20-2 edge over UK in points in the paint early in the game.
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■ Remember when the theory was UK was unbeatable if it hit three-pointers. The Cats shot well against Mississippi and shot well from the perimeter (6-for-13) in the first half against the Aggies and trailed.
■ Where is the leaner, more explosive Dakari Johnson?
■ Undefeated? If not for a break or two, UK could be 0-2 in the SEC.
■ Was Alex Poythress this important?
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ Kentucky won because A&M was 16-for-30 at the foul line.
■ Despite a 50-minute game, no UK player had more than five field goals and only two made more than two.
■ At one point, UK had made six of 14 three-point shots and four of 24 inside the arc.
■ Three Cats — Aaron Harrison, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns — fouled out.
■ The Harrison twins combined to make six of 30 shots.
■ A much bigger UK team had one more rebound than A&M.
■ At one point, the Aggies made one field goal in a 13-minute, 36-second span.
■ After scoring with 12:32 left in the game, UK made two more field goals in the rest of regulation, then added one in the first overtime.
■ In the first 24 minutes, UK led for five seconds.
■ It took Kentucky five minutes and 21 seconds to score a point. The Cats missed their first seven shots.
■ The Aggies scored 44 points and lost by 21 to Alabama earlier in the week.
■ A&M did not score in the final 5:35 of the first half.
■ Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson did not make a shot in six attempts in the first half
■ The teams combined to make one of seven free throws in the first half.
■ UK made six of 13 three-point shots in the first half.
Missouri visits Rupp Arena on Tuesday night for the first of five Southeastern Conference games UK will tip off at 9 p.m.