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Poythress scores 16, Randle adds 13 with 11 rebounds as No. 14 Kentucky routs Texas A&M 68-51

  • Kentucky's Andrew Harrison (5) passes next to Texas A&M's Shawn Smith (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Andrew Harrison (5) passes next to Texas A&M's Shawn Smith (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's James Young, left, and Texas A&M's Alex Caruso (21) go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's James Young, left, and Texas A&M's Alex Caruso (21) go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M's Dylan Johns pulls down a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Texas A&M's Dylan Johns pulls down a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points as No. 14 Kentucky routed Texas A&M 68-51 on Tuesday night.

Poythress and 7-foot freshman Dakari Johnson eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Stein limited by foul trouble. Poythress worked inside for baskets and got to the free throw line, hitting five straight during his 7-0 run that put the Wildcats up 44-33 with 14½ minutes remaining.

Johnson added seven rebounds, six points and a career-high three blocks as the Wildcats outrebounded the Aggies 42-24 and were nearly even with them in the paint (30-32) The rebounding was a huge improvement for Kentucky after being dominated on the glass in Saturday's win over Tennessee.

Alex Caruso and Davonte Fitzgerald had 12 points each for Texas A&M (12-6, 3-2), which lost its second straight.