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Seven Kentucky players finished in double figures as the Cats finish the Exhibition season 2-0 with a 121-52 victory over the Georgetown College Tigers Sunday Night in Rupp Arena. Andrew Harrison led all Wildcats with 17 points, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Kentucky finished the game shooting 64% from the field and 44% from 3-point land.
Kentucky started out of the gate slow. With the “first platoon” starting again tonight (Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Karl Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Alex Poythress), Georgetown started out with the lead at 2-0. After the first media timeout, UK was only up 5-2 and was getting out-hustled by the Tigers. The “second platoon” would come in after the timeout (Marcus Lee, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, Dakari Johnson, and Trey Lyles). They would go on an 11-0 run before conceding a Tiger basket and at the second media timeout, UK was up 16-7. First platoon would come back in and go on a 16-0 run to push the score to 32-7. By halftime, Kentucky had pushed its lead to 60-24.
The 2nd Half was much of the same. A borage of dunks, flashy passes, and a Rec Ball player look-alike in Sam Malone would send the Rupp Arena faithful home happy with 121-52 victory. Dakari Johnson was the only Wildcat with a double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds). Kentucky won the rebound battle 54-26 and comprised 32 assists tonight.
The Cats will begin the regular season Friday Night to kick off the Cawood Ledford Classic against the Grand Canyon University Antelopes. The ‘Lopes won their lone exhibition game last Thursday over Western New Mexico 74-47. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. The game is set for 8pm and will be televised on the SEC Network.
UK (121): Andrew Harrison 17, Poythress 15, Lyles 14, Towns 13, Cauley-Stein 12, Johnson 12, Booker 11, Willis 7, Aaron Harrison 6, Lee 6, Hawkins 4, Malone 2, Floreal 2.