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Williamson, fantastic freshmen help No. 4 Duke blow out No. 2 Kentucky


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zion Williamson and fourth-ranked Duke were well on their way to a blowout victory when the high-flying freshman blocked a shot to start yet another Blue Devil fastbreak.


Duke won for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings between two of the nation's four winningest programs, and this time handed coach John Calipari his first opening-night loss at Kentucky and his most lopsided loss since taking the job a decade ago.


Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Kentucky and graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats.


Still, you can bet coach Mike Krzyzewski will try to fix his team's flaws and make Duke an even more difficult matchup.


The game marked the first time Kentucky faced a ranked opponent in a season opener since a 79-71 overtime loss to Clemson in 1995.


Duke: Marvin Bagley III held the previous mark for points by a freshman in his debut with 25.






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