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Lamb scores 14, Davis blocks shot in final possession as No. 1 Kentucky tops No. 5 UNC, 73-72
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) ' Freshman Anthony Davis blocked John Henson's shot in the final seconds and Doron Lamb scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as No. 1 Kentucky held on to beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72 on Saturday to extend the Wildcats' home winning streak to 39 games.
Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 points and 11 rebounds as a spark Kentucky (8-0) needed early before Lamb took control in the second half with more than two dozen NBA scouts and front office personnel watching one of the most heavily hyped matchups of the season.
This one came down to the final possession. Reggie Bullock hit a 3-pointer for North Carolina (6-2) to cut the Wildcats' lead to 73-72 with 48 seconds left. After Marquis Teague missed the front end of a one-and-one, Davis blocked Henson's shot and grabbed the rebound to end it.