LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Chuck Hayes and Kelenna Azubuike weren't about to let Kentucky suffer a letdown.
Hayes scored 12 of his season-high 18 points and Azubuike added 11 of his 17 in the first half as No. 10 Kentucky opened a big lead and coasted to a 92-47 victory over William & Mary.
The Wildcats (8-1) were coming off a thrilling 60-58 victory over 14th-ranked Louisville on Saturday in which they overcame a 16-point halftime deficit. The Wildcats would need no such comeback against the overmatched Tribe, who have not defeated a ranked foe since 1977.
"We just wanted to put two halves together and play well in both of them," Azubuike said. "In past games, we have lacked starting quickly. I think we did that tonight."
Hayes and Azubuike combined for 11 points in the first five minutes as Kentucky took a 13-3 lead.
William & Mary (3-5) pulled to within 19-9 on a 3-pointer by Laimis Kisielius with 11:30 on the clock, but the Wildcats went on a 21-2 run over the next seven minutes to pull away.
Lukasz Obrzut ignited the spurt with a hook shot and Bobby Perry, Ramel Bradley and Joe Crawford hit consecutive 3-pointers to make it 30-9 at the 7:45 mark.
After Edwin Ofori Attah and Randolph Morris traded jumpers, Hayes and Azubuike tallied six of the next eight points on dunks, with Azubuike's making it 40-11 with 4:20 remaining in the half.
It was more of the same in the second half, as the Wildcats led by as much as 48 in the final 20 minutes and matched a season-high with 92 points.
"I thought it was a fun game," Kentucky coach Tubby Smith said. "I thought early on we got things going, moving the ball and setting picks."
William & Mary, which does not start any player taller than 6-8, was no match inside for Kentucky, which held a 45-28 advantage on the boards and a 54-8 edge in the paint.
"They lack athleticism and we knew this coming into the game," said Hayes, who grabbed six boards.
"If you look at our size compared to theirs, we're a lot smaller," Tribe forward Hawley Smith said. "I don't think the size and strength that Kentucky has can be matched in the NCAA. We were outmanned."
Kentucky held William & Mary to 37 percent (16-of-43) shooting, marking the 41st straight game it has held its opponent below 50 percent.
Patrick Sparks, who was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after scoring 25 points against Louisville, was held scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting, but he did hand out a season-best seven assists.
Sparks' effort helped Kentucky record a season-high 27 assists. Prior to the game, Smith had stressed making the extra pass after the Wildcats had just 12 assists against Louisville.
"I thought it was an ideal time, coming off a close win against a good Louisville team, to get our guys to understand we need to share the ball more and pass the ball."
Reid Markham and Taylor Mokris scored seven apiece for the Tribe, who have lost five of their last six and fell to 7-76 all-time against teams in the Top 25.