Anthony Davis came within an eyelash of a triple-double, the team defense was ferocious and UK dominated St. John's at Rupp Arena Thursday night.
Many worried the Cats would overlook the Red Storm with UNC coming to town in two days. Not so.
Davis scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had eight of a school-record 18 blocks, as the Cats rolled 81-59.
Terrence Jones exploded for 26 points and Doron Lamb dropped 16, and UK proved that there would be no letdown after it took over the No. 1 ranking in the most recent AP Poll.
Kentucky is still undefeated at home under Coach John Calipari, and has won its last 39 in Rupp overall.
After making consistent progress in every game this season, the Cats now turn their attention to a highly anticipated battle with No. 5 North Carolina this weekend.