published Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

No. 1 Kentucky tops Tennessee 69-44

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    Kentucky's Anthony Davis, top, blocks the shot of Tennessee's Cameron Tatum during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

COLIN FLY, AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — 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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