COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kentucky's return to No. 1 might not last
Devan Downey scored 30 points and South Carolina sent No. 1
Kentucky to its first loss of the season with a 68-62 victory on
The Wildcats (19-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) moved atop the
rankings for this week for the first time since 2003. They were
cautioned by no less a fan than President Barack Obama earlier
Tuesday to keep their focus and play with the same passion that
brought them to the top.
The president or Kentucky didn't count on Downey, the SEC's
leading scorer to broke the 30-point mark for the fourth time in
six league games for South Carolina (12-8, 3-3).
The Gamecocks had lost all seven previous games they'd played
against No. 1-ranked teams.
DeMarcus Cousins matched his career best of 27 points to lead
Kentucky, which had been the nation's last unbeaten team.
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