|Kentucky's Anthony Davis, right, pulls down a rebound next to St. John's Moe Harkless during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/ James Crisp)|
Davis shines, No. 1 Kentucky tops St. John's 81-59
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Freshman Anthony Davis scored 15 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had eight of a school-record 18 blocks in No. 1 Kentucky's 81-59 victory over St. John's on Thursday night.
Terrence Jones added 26 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (7-0), who head into a highly anticipated showdown with No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday on a high note after a stalwart defensive performance.
Davis blocked four shots before the first timeout, and Kentucky set the team record with Eloy Vargas' swat with 2:42 to go. Davis finished one block short of tying the individual mark of nine set by Sam Bowie in 1981 and matched by Andre Riddick in 1993.
God'sgift Achiuwa scored 18 points and Moe Harkless added 16 for the Red Storm (4-4).