Kentucky's defense humbled another Southeastern Conference challenger last night.
Marquis Estill scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots as the third-ranked Wildcats won their 13th straight game, beating No. 20 Georgia, 87-67, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
Gerald Fitch scored 14 and Keith Bogans (DeMatha) and Erik Daniels had 12 each for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-0 SEC), who held Georgia, the SEC's highest-scoring team, to 43 percent shooting (28 of 65).
The Bulldogs are the SEC's best three-point shooting team, but went 2 of 14 (14 percent) from three-point range against Kentucky, the league's top three-point shooting defense.
The Wildcats have averaged a 17-point margin of victory during their winning streak, which ties the longest in Coach Tubby Smith's six seasons. Kentucky won its last 13 games in 1998, capping the run with the program's seventh NCAA championship.
Kentucky is off to its best start in league play since 1995-96, when it won all 16 SEC games. It won its sixth NCAA championship later that season.
"Good things don't always last long," Bogans said. "We just want this to last forever."
Damien Wilkins had 21 points to lead the Bulldogs (13-7, 5-4), who were averaging 81 points per game. Georgia has lost three of its last four and four of its last five road games.
* KANSAS 79, BAYLOR 58: Nick Collison scored nine of his 15 points in a game-turning run and the No. 9 Jayhawks remained atop the Big 12 standings with the road win.
Collison drove for a short bank shot with 3:34 left in the first half, starting a 15-0 run for the Jayhawks (18-5, 8-1 Big 12). That included the final 10 points before halftime for a 41-28 lead. Collison scored on a spinning layup on a pass from Kirk Hinrich to cap the opening half.
Kansas then scored the first five points of the second half, Collison passing to Jeff Graves for an easy layup and then making a three-pointer from the top of the key. The Jayhawks built a 26-point lead.
Keith Langford had a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including consecutive three-point plays in the first half that put Kansas ahead to stay. Hinrich had 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
* MIAMI 85, VIRGINA TECH 65: Darius Rice scored 32 points to lead four Hurricanes in double figures in Coral Gables, Fla. James Jones added 16 points, Eric Wilkins had 13 and Robert Hite had 11 for Miami (10-10, 3-6 Big East). Bryant Matthews led the Hokies (10-12, 3-6) with 22 points.
* BOWIE STATE 94, VIRGINIA STATE 71: Stephen Moss-Kelley scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bulldogs (20-3) at home.