COL BKB: Kentucky 79, Providence 65

Dec. 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Willie Cauley-Stein blocked nine shots to go with 15 points Sunday and No. 4 Kentucky pulled away for a 79-65 victory over Providence in New York.

Cauley-Stein grabbed eight rebounds and sank 7-of-8 shots, scoring six of his points during an 8-0 run early in the second half that broke open a close game for the Wildcats (7-1).

James Young scored 18 points to lead Kentucky.

Aaron Harrison put in 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Julius Randle contributed 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

The Friars (7-2) were paced by Bryce Cotton's game-high 23 points.

Tyler Harris and Josh Fortune each added 10 for Providence.

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