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2017 Schedule
17-2, 1st in SEC
Fox exits with injury, Kentucky rolls past South Carolina (0:28)
Thornwell scores career-high 34 points vs. UK (1:21)
No. 5 UK tops No. 24 South Carolina for SEC lead (4:16)
SEC Stock: Men's basketball (5:57)

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Kentucky's Malik Monk had his fifth 25-point game Saturday, tied for second-most by a Kentucky freshman under eighth-year coach John Calipari. The record is six 25-point games, by Jamal Murray last season, and Monk has at least 13 games left on the schedule this season. Terrence Jones also had five 25-point games his freshman season.

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This is the third time Kentucky has started 7-0 or better in SEC play under coach John Calipari. The Wildcats were perfect in regular-season conference play and reached the Final Four the previous two times.

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This was No. 24 South Carolina's first loss of the season with guard Sindarius Thornwell in the lineup. The Gamecocks entered the day 12-0 with him and are 3-3 without him. In the past 10 seasons, only one SEC player has scored more points in a game against Kentucky than Thornwell, who had 34: Texas A&M's Elston Turner had 40 on Jan. 12, 2013.

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South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell scored 34 points against No. 5 Kentucky. The rest of his team combined for 35 points.

Kentucky able to rally after Fox's injury (1:40)
Calipari on Fox's injury (1:23)
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Fox exits Kentucky's win with right ankle injury

Kentucky freshman guard De'Aaron Fox left the game and did not return for the fifth-ranked Wildcats' 85-69 win over South Carolina after injuring his right ankle in the first half on Saturday.

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Both No. 5 Kentucky and No. 24 South Carolina had 22 points in the paint in the first half. The Wildcats (11 of 12 from the paint) entered averaging 43.8 paint points per game, the most among major conference teams and 12 points per game more than the Gamecocks (11 of 17).

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Watch: Wildcats likely to win battle of unbeatens

The only remaining unbeaten squads in the SEC face off Saturday in Lexington. BPI gives Malik Monk and No. 5 Kentucky a firm edge to defeat No. 24 South Carolina. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Fox finding multiple ways to help

Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox is one of six players in the nation averaging at least 15 points, five assists and five rebounds per game. Per ESPN Stats & Info, he could become the first Wildcat to average those numbers since assists became an official stat prior to the 1983-84 season.

Tall tales, Short stories (3:34)
Rapid fire: Saturday showdown (3:48)
What to watch for: South Carolina vs. UK (4:51)
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Freshmen pulling their weight in PPG

Kentucky's Malik Monk (21.4 PPG) and De'Aaron Fox (16.7) help the Wildcats lead the nation in PPG from freshmen this season. Mustapha Heron's 15.7 PPG leads Auburn's scoring. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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SEC's best defense vs. best offense

No. 5 Kentucky (6-0) and No. 24 South Carolina (5-0) are the lone unbeaten teams in league play. Saturday's matchup features the SEC's leading offense against the conference's top defense. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Top uncommitted prospect Mohamed Bamba takes his official visit to Kentucky this weekend. Bamba has already visited Michigan and Texas, and will visit Duke soon. Kentucky has AAU teammate Quade Green and close friend Hamidou Diallo already committed.

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Cats are in good hands with De'Aaron Fox

Kentucky's freshman floor general is a standout at both ends of the court, Jeff Goodman writes. Plus, Fox might fittingly be the quickest player in the college game. Most reliable PGs (Insider)

Wooden Watch favorites hold places in top three (1:32)

Team Stats

Points Per Game92.93rd
Rebounds Per Game40.99th
Assists Per Game18.06th
Points Allowed72.1185th

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Tournament History

Final Fours17
Tournament Record123-50
Championship Seasons1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012
Tournament Appearances56