LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Willie Cauley-Stein has become quite comfortable hosting block parties around the basket for third-ranked Kentucky.
The Wildcats' 7-foot sophomore has blocked 20 shots the past three games, including a career-best nine rejections on Sunday against Providence. Cauley-Stein enters Friday night's game against No. 20 Baylor (7-1) in Arlington, Texas, with 31 blocks. He is averaging 3.9 blocks per contest along with 9.6 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Cauley-Stein will make his second straight start for the Wildcats (7-1) and he is eager to continue his shot-blocking roll that has sparked Kentucky's defense.
The men's game is the second of a double-header, following a marquee women's showdown between No. 5 Kentucky (8-0) and ninth-ranked Baylor (7-0).