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Alabama Crimson Tide

Top-ranked Kentucky powers past South Florida, 84-63

Top-ranked Kentucky powers past South Florida, 84-63

Jamal Murray had 21 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida, 84-63, in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Friday at American Airlines Arena.

Skal Labissiere scored 17 points for the Wildcats (6-0), who led by as many as 31. Charles Matthews scored 11 points and Isaiah Briscoe finished with seven assists for Kentucky, now a winner of 37 consecutive regular-season games and 39 in a row against unranked opponents.

Chris Perry scored 14 points for USF (1-5), which has lost 18 consecutive games against teams ranked in the top 25.

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