Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA in Chicago on Saturday.
Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever.
The first meeting between the storied programs in eight years turned ugly as soon as the game started, with Kentucky dominating UCLA in every possible way.
Kansas 96, Lafayette 69 - Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Frank Mason added 14 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Kansas (9-1) beat Lafayette (7-3) in Lawrence, Kan.
North Carolina 82, Ohio State 74 -Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and No. 24 North Carolina (8-3) used its stout defense to hold off No. 12 Ohio State (9-2) for the victory in Chicago.
VCU 68, Cincinnati 47 - Melvin Johnson scored 18 points with four of Virginia Commonwealth's 15 three-pointers the win over host Cincinnati, which was playing without coach Mick Cronin.
The Bearcats (7-3) were dealing with the unexpected absence of their coach, who had an aneurysm that was diagnosed earlier in the day.
Philadelphia University 73, St. Rose 62 - All five Philadelphia University starters scored in double figures as the Rams (6-4) led from start to finish in the victory over the College of St. Rose (5-6) on the first day of the East Region Classic.
West Chester 91, Clarion 68 - Dallas Ely scored a team-high 21 points to lead host West Chester (9-1, 6-1 PSAC) over Clarion (1-9, 0-6).