There was a winter wonderland inside Rupp Arena as well as outside Saturday.

With an announced crowd of 23,367 having braved the cold and a freshly fallen snow, Kentucky outclassed Georgia 79-54.

The crowd — which surpassed UK's average this season of 22,644 — watched the Cats take charge early and never trail the final 33 minutes.

Kentucky, which improved to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference, blew open the game with a 26-8 run midway through the second half.

Aaron Harrison led Kentucky with 15 points. Julius Randle capped his 14-point, nine-rebound afternoon with a driving, one-handed dunk. James Young and Alex Poythress added 13 and 11 points.

Georgia, which fell to 10-8 overall and 4-2 in the SEC, got 15 points from Brandon Morris.

Kentucky led 34-22 at halftime. The Cats could have hardly avoided a double-digit lead at intermission given Georgia's 7-for-24 shooting, 10 turnovers and short-handed roster. Starting guard Kenny Gaines, the team's second-leading scorer (12.0 ppg) and his backup, Juwan Parker, sat out the game because of a thigh bruise and sore hamstring, respectively.

Georgia had struggled for points with those players, coming into the game ranked No. 199 in scoring (71.2 ppg).

Kentucky took the lead for good on two Aaron Harrison free throws with 13:30 left in the first half. A moment later, the Cats reeled off 13 straight points.

To highlight that breakout, Andrew Harrison and Alex Poythress collaborated on a pretty play. Harrison eluded a defender by shifting the ball from his right to left hand. Then he tossed a lob that Poythress dunked.