Indiana swept Kentucky as the state won both games of the annual all-star showcase over the weekend by more than 30 points each. Indiana was victorious in the first matchup on Friday night by a score of 97-64, and the state won again on Saturday by a score of 120-74.
The series sweep comes after Kentucky split the last four games over the last two years. Indiana now leads the all-time series, 99-44, and has won 30 of the last 34 games played. However, it is important to note that this year saw several talented Kentucky players not able to participate in the showcase. Dontaie Allen, was not able to play due to continuing recovery from off-season knee surgery and an injury suffered in an April car accident. Michael Moreno of Scott County who signed with Eastern Kentucky, did not play as well due to injury, and Kyle Rode of Lexington Christian Academy who signed with Liberty University did not participate as well.
Despite those heavy losses, Kentucky still had very talented players like KyKy Tandy, David Johnson, Isaiah Cozart on the court. However, the team was just simply outclassed by Indiana’s all star team. Considering the overall dominance displayed in this series by the hooiser state, Kentucky needs to start competing more consistently to justify this showcase’s existence. Otherwise, tweets like this from verified accounts would not exist:
Trayce Jackson-Davis and the Indiana All-Stars need to humiliate irrelevant Kentucky tonight and tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/3nwwotNwaa
— Kent Sterling (@KentSterling) June 7, 2019
Oh well. Congrats to Indiana on being good on just one level of basketball.