Kentucky is now 8-1 overall and has won four in a row. William and Mary is 3-5 overall.
This was the first game ever between Kentucky and William and Mary in men's basketball.
UK is now 2-0 all-time against current members of the Colonial Athletic Association.
UK team game notes
William and Mary shot 37.2 percent from the field tonight. Kentucky has held the opponent under 50 percent shooting in 41 consecutive games.
Kentucky's defense kept William and Mary from attempting a two-point shot until the 8:29 mark of the first half. The Tribe did not make its first two-point basket until the 7:12 mark of the first half.
Kentucky tied its season high for points with 92. The Wildcats also tallied 92 in the win over Tennessee Tech.
UK dominated points in the paint, 54-8.
The Wildcats had a season-high 27 assists.
William and Mary had 32 turnovers tonight, the most for a Wildcat opponent since Jacksonville State had 33 miscues on Nov. 21, 2000. UK scored 45 points off turnovers tonight.
Kentucky's bench scored 42 points tonight and has won the battle of bench points in every game this season.
The Wildcats won the second half, 48-28. UK has outscored the opponent in every second half this season.
Kentucky returns to action vs. Campbell on Wed. Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena. The game will be a live telecast on the UKTV Network.
UK individual game notes
Chuck Hayes had a season-high 18 points. He also had six rebounds, one assist, and one steal. He has had at least six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in every game this year.
Freshman Joe Crawford had season highs with 12 points and five rebounds.
Bobby Perry had a pair of three-pointers for a career-high six points.
Patrick Sparks tied a season high with seven assists. He has had at least three assists in every game this season.
Kelenna Azubuike had five steals tonight, tying his career best. He also led the Wildcats in rebounding with seven. This is the first game this season that Chuck Hayes did not lead the team in rebounding.
Rajon Rondo had three steals tonight. He has had at least one steal in every game this season.