Kentucky 19-0 after victory

Published 11:57 pm Saturday, January 24, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

The Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) pulled away with 14 straight points after the Gamecocks (10-8, 1-5) took their last lead at 24-23 with 4:31 in the opening half.

Kentucky’s lead never fell below double digits after that.

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The Wildcats were 19-0 in 2010, Calipari’s first season in Kentucky when he had NBA standouts John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins.

That run ended in this building with South Carolina’s 68-62 stunner. The sold out crowd was just as loud after Sindarius Thornwell’s 3-pointer put the Gamecocks out front.

Tyler Ulis started the comeback for Kentucky with a steal and basket before Booker made two fouls shots and a jam and the Wildcats were on their way.