UK didn’t score on its first possession, but scored the next five times for an 11-0 lead.
Samford broke the ice at 17:10 on a foul shot by Tyler Hood.
Darius Miller got off to a hot start and had 12 points by the 7:14 mark. It is the first time this season he reached double-figure scoring in the first half.
Great hustle play by Anthony Davis with less than 5:00 to go! Davis tipped the ball away from a Bulldog, then dived on the court for the loose ball. While lying down, Davis flipped the ball to Kyle Wiltjer, who drove to the basket but missed a twisting, contested layup. Davis was there for the follow up and dunked the miss at the 4:49 mark on the clock.
Doron Lamb got hot and poured in 16, fourth time this season he hit double figures in the first half.
UK led 45-22 at half.
Kentucky led comfortably the remainder of the way en route to an 82-50 win.
Kentucky shot 50 percent from the field, making 31 of 62. It’s the sixth time this season that the Wildcats made at least half their shots in a game.
UK had only seven turnovers, second-lowest of the season, and won points off turnovers 18-5.
UK also dominated second-chance points 18-4.
UK is now 15-0 under Coach John Calipari when holding the opponent to 55 or fewer points
UK is 56-1 under Calipari when the opponents scores 67 or fewer points.
The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to 41 games, the second-longest active streak in the nation. The run includes the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and the last 40 games at Rupp Arena.
UK is a perfect 40-0 under Coach John Calipari at Rupp Arena, the longest win streak in venue history.
UK owns a 466-60 all-time record in Rupp Arena.
Since the 2000 season, Calipari-coached teams have posted a 194-19 record at home.
In its 109th season of basketball, Kentucky is the NCAA’s all-time wins leader with 2,062 wins.