COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Kelya Snowden scored 15 points to lead No. 9 Kentucky to a 66-58 win over No. 24 South Carolina on Sunday.
The Wildcats (16-2, 5-0 Southeastern) came in as the SEC's leading offense, but were held to 15 below their average by the league's best defense. Still, the 66 points were the most the Gamecocks have given up all season.
Kentucky showed it can play defense too, forcing 28 turnovers and holding South Carolina (14-4, 3-2) to just three fields goals over 10 minutes after the Gamecocks took a 45-36 lead with 11 minutes to go in the game.
The Wildcats' 5-0 SEC start is their best ever and they are now alone atop the SEC.
Ieasia Walker led South Carolina with 14 points.