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Alex Poythress

No. 2 Kentucky shuts down No. 5 Duke for 74-63 victory

Tyler Ulis scampered up and down the court. Jamal Murray muscled his way to the basket. Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress finished with authority.

Another year, another impressive bunch of Kentucky Wildcats.

Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to pull away from No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.

"We're going to be trouble in a fast-paced game like this," Ulis said. "Whoever gets the rebound ... they just get out, push it on the break and we're very unselfish with the ball."

Kentucky (3-0) scored 17 points off 16 Duke turnovers and enjoyed an 18-4 advantage...