Kentucky improves to 11-1 while Middle Tennessee State falls to 7-7.
UK is 5-0 all-time against UT-Martin, including a 3-0 lead in Lexington.
With the win, Matthew Mitchell improves his overall record to 102-70 and 72-41 at UK.
UK increased its home winning streak to 25, including 21 in a row against nonconference opponents. The home winning streak is the school’s second-longest and ranks eighth nationally.
The Cats are now 334-139 (70.6) all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including 44-10 (81.5) under Coach Matthew Mitchell.
Kentucky is 81-16 all-time against teams from the current alignment of the Ohio Valley Conference, including a 4-0 mark this season after wins over Morehead State (82-48), Murray State (91-59) and Tennessee Tech (77-53).
The Cats have won 27 straight games against OVC opponents.
Up next: UK Hoops begins a two-game road trip at unbeaten and No. 3 Duke on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. EST and at undefeated and 25th-ranked Arkansas on Thursday, Jan. 6 its SEC opener.
Tuesday’s game marks UK’s first in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.