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Providence's LaDontae Henton (23) defends Kentucky's Julius Randle (Credit: AP)

Providence's LaDontae Henton (23) defends Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) during the first half. (Dec. 1, 2013)

Kentucky vs. Providence

No. 3 Kentucky defeated Providence, 79-65, Sunday at Barclays Center

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein (15) shoots over Providence's Carson
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Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein (15) shoots over Providence's Carson Desrosiers (33) during the first half. (Dec. 1, 2013)

Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) shoots over Providence's Bryce
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Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) shoots over Providence's Bryce Cotton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence's LaDontae Henton (23) defends Kentucky's Julius Randle
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Providence's LaDontae Henton (23) defends Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) during the first half. (Dec. 1, 2013)

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Kentucky's James Young (1) drives past Providence's Kadeem
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's James Young (1) drives past Providence's Kadeem Batts (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence head coach Ed Cooley calls out to
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Providence head coach Ed Cooley calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) is defended by Providence's
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Julius Randle (30) is defended by Providence's Kadeem Batts (10) and Carson Desrosiers (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Bryce Cotton (11) drives past Kentucky's Dominique
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Bryce Cotton (11) drives past Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Alex Poythress (22) shoots a three point
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Alex Poythress (22) shoots a three point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks to Aaron
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks to Aaron Harrison, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Tyler Harris (25) celebrates after making a
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Tyler Harris (25) celebrates after making a three point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, back, defends Providence's Kadeem Batts
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, back, defends Providence's Kadeem Batts (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky head coach Jahn Calipari calls out to
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky head coach Jahn Calipari calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Providence Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Providence, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Providence's Bryce Cotton (11) shoots over Kentucky's Aaron
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Bryce Cotton (11) shoots over Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, right, blocks a shot by
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, right, blocks a shot by Providence's Bryce Cotton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Alex Poythress (22) dunks the ball in
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's Alex Poythress (22) dunks the ball in front of Providence's LaDontae Henton (23) and Carson Desrosiers (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's James Young, left, and Providence's Josh Fortune
(Credit: AP Photo Frank Franklin II)

Kentucky's James Young, left, and Providence's Josh Fortune dive for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in New York. Kentucky won 79-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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