Talking points, numbers from Kentucky's 70-48 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday:
■ It's interesting how much smoother an offense looks when players make the extra pass to get an even better shot.
■ When the Cats are balanced offensively and energized on defense, they do look unbeatable.
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■ Dakari Johnson makes Kentucky much better when he is effective on the blocks and the boards.
■ Is Devin Booker becoming the Doron Lamb of this team?
■ After opening SEC play with consecutive overtime games, Kentucky has outscored its last two opponents by 71 points.
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ Kentucky was 8-for-17 shooting three-pointers; 16-for-18 at the foul line.
■ Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis combined to make six of 10 three-pointers and scored 24 points. Each played 21 minutes and turned it over only once.
■ Alabama shot 56 percent from the field in the second half and was outscored by four points.
■ After a field goal at 9:31 in the first half, Alabama scored three points and made one field goal the remainder of the half.
■ In the first half, Kentucky outrebounded Alabama 19-9. UK had six on the offensive end.
■ In the first half, nine UK players scored, nine had rebounds and six had assists.
■ Kentucky has held an opponent under 20 points in a half 13 times this season.
■ It was one minute and 44 seconds into the second half before John Calipari took out the first platoon after the Tide scored five straight points.
■ UK did not score in the first four minutes, 10 seconds of the second half.
■ Only three UK teams have started better than this season's 17-0. The most recent was the 2009-10 team that started 19-0. UK finished 25-0 in 1953-54.
■ Going back to the 1999 season, UK is 5-5 at Alabama.
Vanderbilt visits Rupp Arena for a 9 p.m. tip-off on Tuesday. Vandy is 11-6 overall and 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference.