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No. 1 Kentucky routs Providence 58-38; Cauley-Stein and Towns have 11 points, 6 rebounds

  • Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots under pressure from Providence's Carson Desrosiers (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots under pressure from Providence's Carson Desrosiers (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Providence's Carson Desrosiers go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Providence's Carson Desrosiers go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Providence's Tyler Harris dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Providence's Tyler Harris dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

Kentucky post players Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 11 points and six rebounds, and the top-ranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run to pull away for a 58-38 rout of Providence on Sunday.

Leading 26-22 at halftime, the Wildcats' two platoons combined to limit the Friars to 2 of 12 shooting early in the second half.

Providence made just 4 of 24 second-half attempts (17 percent) and 11 of 39 overall.

Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Alex Poythress, Tyler Ulis and Dakari Johnson each added six points in a balanced effort by Kentucky (7-0), which shot 45 percent from the field.

Carson Desrosiers and Tyler Harris each had 10 points for the Friars, whose zone and athleticism built several small first-half leads and kept them close.