Andrew Harrison opened the scoring with a 3-pointer on the first possession of the game; two minutes later, he hit another triple that put the Wildcats ahead 8-5, a lead they would not relinquish.
Kentucky led by as many as 10 points in the first half (25-15) and went to intermission up 34-27.
Early in the second half, A&M narrowed the score to 37-33 when Alex Poythress scored seven-straight points to give UK a 44-33 lead. That was the start of a 21-7 run that put the game away for the Wildcats.
UK led by as many as 21 points en route to the victory.
Kentucky has won 20 consecutive home games, including 11 straight SEC home contests.
UK is 79-2 in Rupp Arena under Coach Calipari.
UK dominated the rebounding, 42-24, leading to a 15-4 lead in second-chance points.
Coming into the game UK led the SEC with a rebounding margin of +11.4.
Sparked by Poythress’ 16 points, UK won bench points 25-13.
UK is 8-0 this season when the Wildcats win bench points.
Kentucky is now 33-0 under Coach Calipari when limiting the opponent to 55 or fewer points.
Alex Poythress had a season-high 16 points and added five rebounds and two blocked shots.
Poythress is averaging 10.6 points in UK’s five SEC games.