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St. John’s Routed by No. 1 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 01:  Terrence Jones # 3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball while defended by God'sGift Achiuwa #3 of the St.John's Red Storm during the game at Rupp Arena on December 1, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

St. John's will play five games this year against teams currently ranked in the top ten, and the first of them — last night against No. 1 Kentucky — didn't go so well: Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis came within two blocks of a triple double, sophomore Terrence Jones scored a team-high 26 points, and John Calipari's team blocked a school-record eighteen shots en route to an 81-59 victory. God'sgift Achiuwa scored eighteen points to lead the Red Storm, who were again coached by assistant Mike Dunlap while Steve Lavin, who had prostate cancer surgery in October, rests and regains his stamina. The game, by the way, was the Johnnies' first visit to Rupp Arena since the 1985 Final Four, when they lost to Georgetown in the semifinals. [ESPN]

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Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images