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Slow Start Dooms Kansas in Loss

Ted Jackson/New Orleans Times-Picayune

The losing coach didn’t have to look at the box score of a 67-59 victory by the Kentucky Wildcats on Monday night.

Bill Self had seen enough of Anthony Davis to tell you a guy can score six points and still decide who wins.

“He controlled the paint,” said Self of the 6-foot-10 freshman. “He’s a terrific player. He did enough (16 rebounds, six blocks) to let you know he made the difference out there. We made a nice run at the end. We got it into a one possession game, but we just couldn’t make enough plays against an outstanding basketball team.”

As the clock ticked away, the Jayhawks shed some postgame tears.

Tom Robinson lowered his head. Kansas’ big gun came up with some big second moments to finish with 18 points, but he couldn’t do enough to overcome a poor start in a game the Wildcats never...

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