Lauren O'Conner had 17 kills and Shelby Workman added 15 Sunday as Kentucky's 13th-ranked volleyball team shut down No. 21 Texas A&M 3-0.
A Memorial Coliseum crowd of 1,455 saw the Wildcats win 25-20, 28-26, 30-28.
The Cats (14-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won their eighth straight match and improved to 7-0 all-time versus the Aggies.
In addition to the big hitters at the net, UK prevailed with determined defense and some difficult-to-handle serves.
"I've said it from the beginning; this is a very competitive group individually and they are not satisfied with the ball dropping within their range, and they go for it until it drops," UK Coach Craig Skinner said. "Tonight ... it helped us not allowing A&M to have momentum and we were able to seal it. And a lot of it was the hustle plays."
Jackie Napper led UK with 16 digs. Anni Thomasson added 13.
"I think our defense, for sure," Thomasson said of the difference in the match. "We didn't let much hit the ground and we were always flying after balls, so I think that played a big factor."
Thomasson also served up six of nine Wildcat aces.
"Coach has been stressing to try to serve aggressive to get the other team out of system," she said, "so we just tried to serve our best up today and it happened."
"It was huge," Skinner said of UK's serving. "You saw their offense, how fast it is and how difficult it is to defend, and we were able to get them out of system most of the night, until the end of the fourth set. And then they just kill after kill after kill. So we were able to get them out of system to get the lead there at the end and then make a play for match point. Serving is a big deal when you play against offensive teams."
A&M (10-4, 2-1) had a three-match winning streak snapped.
Jazzmin Babers led the Aggies with 16 kills and Angela Lowak added 11.
O'Conner had seven kills in the opening set, including the 1,000th of her career.
"Morgan (Bergren) really gave me good balls in the first set," O'Conner said. "She did in the second and third, but I think they just picked up on me more. But she continued to feed it to me, which was good.
"It's good to have me and Shelby opposite, just to split the pins and make the middle blocker guess so that it can be one-on-one."
Bergren finished with 43 assists.
A&M led by as many as four in the second set (15-11) and had set point with a 24-23 lead.
But a Kaz Brown kill and Bergren ace put UK on set point.
The Aggies battled back to tie at 25 and 26, but back-to-back kills by Thomasson and Sara Schwarzwalder closed out the win.
Third set, A&M had set point five times, the last at 28-27.
UK scored the last three points, though, to seal matters.