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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am  |  11 responses

Davis Leads No. 1 Kentucky Over Tennessee

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

Anthony Davis showed once again why he is the consensus No. 1 pick in next year’s draft as both his offense and defense led No. 1 Kentucky to an easy 69-44 victory over Tennessee.

The sophomore forward tallied 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks in 30 minutes on Tuesday. The 6-10 Chicago native was one of the reasons why Tennessee shot an abysmal 28.1 percent from the field. The 44 points were the least the Volunteers had scored in a game since Nov. 22, 2006, against Butler.

Afterwards, Tennessee’s head coach said a player like Davis doesn’t come along often.

From The Courier-Journal:

“He’s a difference, and probably one of the best, if not the best, in the country at changing the game with his presence on the defensive side of the ball,” UT coach Cuonzo Martin said. “When you have a guy like that – they come along once in a lifetime – he just changes the game.”

The Wildcats have now won their last two games by a combined 49 points. With the SEC’s worst team, South Carolina, next on the schedule, things could get even uglier.

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  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    David, Anthony Davis is not and will never be a sophomore.
    Anyways, I know a lot of people would still take Andre Drummond over David but I just don’t see it.
    Davis should be the clear-cut choice for number 1 pick.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Welcome to Detroit…hopefully. Detroit just has to keep being terrible and they’ll have a good shot.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Co-sign enig too, I’d take Davis over Drummond all day.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Davis is definitely number 1 right now. But man, I still think he could add a few more pounds…

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Nah…I would take ADavis over Drummond in a heartbeat.

  • Byebye

    Drummond hasn’t done anything all year

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    How long until the Orange back at #1 in both polls? Answer: 11 Days

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Actually it’s 12 days, because the new polls always come out on Monday’s.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The scariest part of Davis (imo) is that he hasn’t begun to fill out at all. Are we even sure he’s done growing?

  • hillbilly

    So, how many more days until Bernie Fine pops another prepubescent butt cherry? Got any numbers on that, IAMORANG4EVER?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chubachuchi

    Another one from the Chi I hope he reaches at least 7 feet that would be some scary sh*t lol

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