Talking points and numbers from Kentucky's 83-44 victory over UCLA at the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago on Saturday:
■ We wondered how good Kentucky could be when all the pistons are firing. UCLA found out.
■ National analyst Michael Wilbon said early in the game that in 35 years of being courtside, he was not sure he had seen anything like this. A lot of national pundits were saying similar things.
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■ Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson hit 15-foot jump shots for Kentucky. That is not even fair.
■ The Cats and Bruins start a home-and-home series next year. You think the Bruins will remember this year when UK visits next year?
■ If Kentucky keeps shooting from the outside like it did Saturday, history could be in the making.
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ The game was 95 seconds old when UK led 7-0 and UCLA called a timeout.
■ Five Kentucky players scored before UCLA did.
■ With eight minutes to go in the first half, UCLA was shooting 4 percent.
■ Seven points is the fewest given up by UK in a half since 1943 and the fewest UCLA has ever scored in a first half.
■ Kentucky had eight blocks in the first half, one more than UCLA scored points.
■ Devin Booker (10) and Aaron Harrison (11) each outscored UCLA in the first half.
■ Karl Anthony-Towns had one more rebound in the first half (eight) than UCLA had points.
■ It took Kentucky less than seven minutes to score 22 points. It took UCLA almost 31 minutes to reach that.
■ UCLA has four more national titles than it scored first-half points.
■ The game was 25 minutes old before UCLA's top scorer, Bryce Alford, scored.
■ Andrew Harrison and Tyler Ulis combined for 14 assists.
The Cats visit Rick Pitino and Louisville on Saturday. Most people feel this game could be UK's biggest challenge in the regular season. The Cards are undefeated going into a Tuesday game.