Freshman Davis Closing in on School Record


AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis is closing

in on the school's all-time block record - with nearly half a

season to play.

The 6-foot-10 forward leads the nation with 78 blocks for the

second-ranked Wildcats and needs five more to match Melvin Turpin's

record of 83 set in 1982-83 and shared by Andre Riddick in 1993-94.

Davis is aware that his defensive abilities are part of the

reason Kentucky (16-1, 2-0) leads the NCAA in blocked shots (156)

and is second in field goal defense (35.3 percent) behind


The Wildcats next play Saturday at Tennessee, where they've lost

three out of the previous five meetings in Knoxville.

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