LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Kentucky is making the Southeastern Conference look easy.
Marquis Estill dominated inside and Gerald Fitch provided the spark from the outside as the third-ranked Wildcats extended their winning streak to 13 games with an 87-67 rout of No. 22 Georgia.
Playing in what many consider the nation's toughest conference, Kentucky (19-3, 9-0 SEC East) remained the only unbeaten team in the SEC with another overwhelming performance.
"I thought this was a very complete game for us," Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said. "We were able to accomplish a lot of things against a very good team in Georgia."
After allowing the game's first basket, the Wildcats scored nine straight points to take the lead for good. They led by as many as 31 points in the second half en route to their latest thrashing of a league foe.
Estill led the way, getting a variety of easy baskets as he shot 8-of-12 from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds. When he wasn't scoring inside, Fitch was on target outside as he made 4-of-7 attempts from 3-point range.
Erik Daniels and Keith Bogans each added 12 points for the Wildcats, who have won their last seven conference games by an average of 18 points.
Damien Wilkins netted 21 points and Jarvis Hayes had 17 for Georgia (13-7, 5-4 SEC East), which lost for the third time in its last four games. Last season, the Bulldogs swept Kentucky.
"They have the momentum now," Georgia guard Ezra Williams said. "They are a lot better group this year, where last year they were individuals. Their team chemistry is much better this year."
Entering the contest with a 7-1 record vs. ranked opponents, the Wildcats had little trouble improving that mark, jumping to a seven-point lead less than five minutes into the contest.
A driving layup by Wilkins had the Bulldogs within 14-12 with 12:19 left in the first half before the Wildcats began to take control.
Jules Camara hit a short jumper, Bogans scored on a fast-break dunk and Fitch drilled a 3-pointer, triggering a 19-8 run. Fitch capped the spurt with another shot from beyond the arc for a 33-20 lead with 4:26 left before halftime.
Daniels scored 10 points in the opening 20 minutes, Bogans had nine and Estill eight to help the Wildcats to a 42-30 lead.
Hayes tried to keep the Bulldogs in it with 13 first-half points. But leading scorer Ezra Willams never got going as he picked up two quick fouls and went scoreless in the first half. He finished with five points, more than 12 below his average.
Georgia, the conference's highest-scoring team, shot 43 percent (28-of-65) and made just 2-of-14 attempts from 3-point range.
Any hopes the Bulldogs had at a comeback disappeared at the start of the second half as the Wildcats showed why they also are the SEC's top defensive team.
Kentucky held Georgia scoreless for the first 5:03 of the second half, reeling off 11 straight points to extend the lead to 53-30.
Daniels started the spurt with a layup, then brought the Rupp Arena crowd to its feet by feeding Estill for an alley-oop dunk.
"We've always had second-half letdowns and everybody on the team knows that," Fitch said. "We just wanted to come out and not have one. We did a pretty good job of it."
Cliff Hawkins and Chuck Hayes each added 11 points for Kentucky, which placed all five starters in double figures. The Wildcats shot 47 percent (32-of-68) and held a 45-31 rebounding advantage.
"This is a very unselfish team, one of the most unselfish teams that I've ever been around," Smith said. "They enjoy passing the ball and setting each other up."
"Rebounding was the key in the game," Georgia coach Jim Harrick said. "They were just playing volleyball with us. We stopped them early on in the first half with the zone, and then they got four offensive rebounds and we could not recover. In the second half, they just put us away."
The Wildcats opened their biggest lead at 74-43 with 7:15 remaining on Kelenna Azubuike's dunk.