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Tied at half, Kentucky tops Illinois St.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari took heart in his young Wildcats absorbing Illinois State's best shots before getting off the deck to inflict some aggression of their own.

He expected some struggles with point guard Tyler Ulis sidelined by injury but was glad the top-ranked Wildcats eventually figured things out.

Isaiah Briscoe scored 18 points, Jamal Murray added 16 and No. 1 Kentucky overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Illinois State 75-63 on Monday night.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky7-0
2 Maryland6-0
3 Michigan State7-0
4 Kansas4-1
5 Iowa State5-0
6 Oklahoma4-0
7 Duke6-1
8 Villanova6-0
9 North Carolina5-1
10 Virginia5-1
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Rank School Rec
1 Davidson4-0
2 UALR5-0
3 UTEP6-0
4 Xavier7-0
5 North Carolina5-1
6 Louisville5-0
7 Valparaiso6-2
8 Villanova6-0
9 Texas Tech4-1
10 Oregon6-0
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