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No. 1 Kentucky dominates from the start in 83-44 rout of UCLA
No. 1 Kentucky dominates from the start in 83-44 rout of UCLA

While No. 1 Kentucky was scoring the first 24 points of the game against UCLA on Saturday, on the CBS broadcast, Verne Lundquist noted, "Kentucky fans are hoping for a shutout." It was unclear whether the comment was made in jest. There is no mercy rule in college basketball, but if ever it were needed, it was Saturday. When UCLA scored its first points in the 83-44 loss, with about 12 minutes left in the first half, the crowd cheered, even the Kentucky fans. By that point, it was the polite thing to do. Kentucky led, 24-2. When the game was over, UCLA Coach Steve Alford mentioned John Calipari, Kentucky's coach, "told me it was the best they'd played all...

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