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Link: USA Today's Q&A with Anthony Davis

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Anthony Davis has a school-record 131 blocks in his freshman season. (Chet White, UK Athletics) Anthony Davis has a school-record 131 blocks in his freshman season. (Chet White, UK Athletics)
Nicole Auerbach of USA Today had a chance to ask a few questions of Kentucky star freshman Anthony Davis. In the interview, Davis doesn't cover much new ground, but he does give some interesting answers to questions about his growth spurt, his shot-blocking and his talented teammates.

Here are a couple of them:

Particularly in recent years, Kentucky's been known for having talented freshmen. You and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are teammates and both finalists for national freshman of the year. Is it nice having other talented young players around you?

It's always good to have other great players on your team who can do the same thing you can do -- score the ball, rebound, block shots, make free throws, whatever the case may be. It's always good. It takes the pressure off you.

When you're on a team like ours, everyone can contribute and it doesn't matter who starts. It makes the game a lot easier and a lot of fun.

Do you guys feel pressure being ranked No. 1 right now? How do you guys handle attention -- just last week, your practice was televised and shown on ESPNU.

We like the attention, but at the same time, we know we have to get out there and focus to win ballgames. There are always a lot of people at our practices. We don't get bothered by it. (Calipari) always tells us, like when we had practice on ESPNU, 'It's just practice. We're still running through all we do like it's a normal practice. There's no point in trying to do anything fancy or out of character just because there's a crowd here.'

Don't forget, Davis and the top-ranked Wildcats will look to move to 27-1 on the season and clinch a share of the Southeastern Conference title at 9 p.m. tonight against Mississippi State. Since Cat Scratches will not be in attendance, we won't be hosting a live blog, but tune in to ESPN to watch.

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