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UK destroys Tennessee 69-44

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team defeated the University of Tennessee on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011.
Photo by Chet White

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team defeated the University of Tennessee on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freshman Anthony Davis had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as top-ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee 69-44 on Tuesday night to extend the Wildcats' home winning streak to 48 games.

Kentucky (22-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) got off to a sizzling start by hitting its first 11 shots over the opening 11 minutes as the Wildcats won their 14th straight overall in another dominating performance.

The 6-foot-10 Davis has been the biggest star among the Wildcats' starting group of three freshmen and two sophomores who expect to play for a national title in a little over two months.

The Volunteers (10-12, 2-5) were led by Renaldo Woolridge, who hit a career-best five 3-pointers and tied his career-high with 17 points.


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