Kentucky moves to 5-0 with the win, while UC Santa Barbara is now 0-4.
UK is 5-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005-06 when the Wildcats opened 8-0. Kentucky has tied the school mark for wins in November with five. The 1984-85 squad also won five times in November.
The Wildcats are 2-0 all-time against UC Santa Barbara and 5-0 against teams from the Big West Conference.
Up next: UK Hoops returns home to play host to McNeese State, Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.
UK owns a 580-447 all-time record in 36 years of varsity women's basketball.
Matthew Mitchell's career mark improves to 68-61, including a 38-32 record at Kentucky. Mitchell is 2-0 all-time against the Big West Conference with both victories coming against UC Santa Barbara.
Team Game Notes
The Wildcats scored 22 points off 25 USCB turnovers. It marked the third time this season UK has forced the opponent into 20-plus turnovers.
Key Run: Kentucky started the second half on a 7-2 run to go up 42-30 on a Carly Morrow three-pointer at the 16:19 mark. Morrow contributed five points during the spurt. The Wildcats' lead never dipped below 10 points the rest of the game. UK's largest lead 62-44 came on a layup by Amber Smith at 4:15.
Kentucky hit 4-of-11 from the 3-point line has now hit a three-pointer in 189 consecutive games, dating back to 2003-04.
Kentucky received a lift from its bench, outscoring the Gauchos, 26-8.
Individual Game Notes
Junior forward Victoria Dunlap scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-13 field goal shooting to go along with five rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot. Dating back to last season, Dunlap has scored in double digits in 12 consecutive games and swiped at least one steal in 13 consecutive games.
Senior forward Lydia Watkins led all reserves with 10 points. It marked her first double-digit scoring effort of the season after sitting out the first three games due to injury.