"I thought they played out of their minds," Gillispie said. "They just didn't miss any shots." A 48.2-percent accuracy (the best since Virginia Military Institute by a UK opponent) let the Owls control the tempo and make Kentucky play a possession-by-possession game. "Exactly what we needed," said Gillispie, who left unsaid the contrast to UK's recent bloodlettings against Tennessee State (ho-hum), Appalachian State (yawn), Indiana (zzzzz) and Mississippi Valley State (D.O.A.)Kentucky's size prevailed as Patrick Patterson's 27 points and 14 rebounds fueled an overwhelming 48-24 UK advantage in points in the paint.