Wilson helps No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 9 Kentucky

South Carolina's A'ja Wilson (22) and Alaina Coates (41) go for a rebound near Kentucky's Alexis Jennings during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A'Ja Wilson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks and No. 2 South Carolina remained undefeated with a 73-62 victory over No. 9 Kentucky on Thursday night.

The Gamecocks (16-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) scored a season-low 28 points in the first half, then outscored Kentucky 45-30 in the final two quarters. They pulled away with an 18-8 run.

Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points, and Tina Roy had 12 for the Gamecocks.

Janee Thompson and Makayla Epps had 16 points each for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-2). They lost for the first time at home this season.