LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Bracey Wright did his best to beat Kentucky. Unfortunately, the high-scoring guard received little help.
Chuck Hayes and centers Randolph Morris and Shagari Alleyne made numerous easy baskets inside as the 11th-ranked Wildcats posted a 73-58 victory over Indiana in the schools' annual neutral-site game.
Kentucky (6-1) has now won the last five meetings and 10 of the last 11.
The key factor in the latest win was a 38-10 scoring advantage in the paint. Hayes led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds, Morris scored 11 and the 7-3 Alleyne added 10 points and blocked four shots. The three combined to make 14-of-20 shots.
"We established the inside game and that was the difference," said Kentucky coach Tubby Smith, who improved to 7-1 against Indiana. "Shagari is really making a contribution for us off the bench."
Wright did his best to keep Indiana (2-4) in the game, scoring a season-high 31 points. He made 9-of-17 shots, including six 3-pointers, and 7-of-8 free throws.
However, the rest of the Hoosiers made just 10-of-33 shots.
"Bracey was tremendous," Indiana coach Mike Davis said. "But it's obvious that we have to get tougher inside."
Wright hit three 3-pointers in the first seven minutes of the second half and a 3-pointer by A.J. Ratliff helped Indiana pull within 42-37 with 11:38 left.
But Kentucky scored the next 11 points and went on a 16-2 run. Kelenna Azubuike ignited it with a 3-pointer and also converted a layup. A pair of free throws by Patrick Sparks capped the spurt, giving Kentucky its biggest lead at 58-39 with 5:17 remaining.
The Wildcats made 13 of their last 14 free throws to seal the win.
The loss was the fourth in a row for the Hoosiers, who averaged just 59 points in their previous three against North Carolina, Connecticut and Notre Dame.
Indiana hit five of its first seven shots and jumped to a 13-4 lead, but made just 3-of-17 the rest of the half.
Kentucky went on an 11-2 run and tied the game on a pair of free throws by Azubuike with 9:45 left.
The Wildcats closed the half with a 16-5 spurt. Sparks hit a pair of free throws, a 3-pointer and jumper to highlight the run. Hayes capped it with a short jumper, giving Kentucky a 33-24 halftime lead.