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 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Kentucky's 2,000th victory looked awfully familiar.
DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson scored 18 points apiece and the third-ranked Wildcats became the first team in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-win plateau with an 88-44 romp over Drexel on Monday night.
Kentucky improved to 2,000-635-1 in 107 seasons. North Carolina is next on the list with 1,992 wins while Kansas has 1,980.
The Wildcats did it in style, taking control early behind the play of Cousins, Patterson and superstar freshman John Wall to improve to 12-0. Wall finished with 16 points and seven assists.
Samme Givens led Drexel (6-6) with 11 points, but the Dragons shot just 31 percent from the field and spent most of the game as invited guests to Kentucky's celebration.
Confetti showered the court moments after the final buzzer while players donned black T-shirts commemorating the occasion.
No. 12 Kansas St. 90, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Jacob Pullen had 18 points and Kansas State responded to its highest ranking in 36 years with a victory over winless Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
s over bigger programs, Kansas State (11-1) used balanced scoring and a swarming defense to wear down a mid-major. Dominique Sutton had 14 points, Curtis Kelly finished with 13 and the Wildcats shot 50 percent for their eighth consecutive win.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-10) kept it close early and made a gritty run late to cut a 24-point lead in half before running out of steam. Tyree Glass had 18 points and Savalance Townsend added 16 for the Golden Lions.
Off to its best start in five years, Kansas State moved into the Top 25 last week and jumped five spots to No. 12 on Monday, its highest ranking since 1973 and highest pre-conference since 1965.

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