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Today on KSR: Cats look to finish Big Blue Bahamas Tour 4-0


 

Despite head coach John Calipari’s attempt to temper expectations by telling fans he “hoped” his team could go 1-3 as it headed into this summer’s Big Blue Bahamas Tour, the Kentucky Wildcats enter Sunday on the verge of finishing the four-game exhibition bout unblemished. Here is everything you need to know as Kentucky wraps up its first foreign tour since the 2014-15 Cats provided a preview of what would prove to be a historic season four years ago:

 

Football holds first intrasquad scrimmage

 

Mark Stoops’ Kentucky football team kicked off Saturday with its first intrasquad scrimmage of the summer, but the head coach was rather less than pleased by the results.

 

“Not good enough today,” Stoops said. “Not a good enough scrimmage. I was really disappointed, to be honest with you. I felt like it was a bit flat. I expected a lot more out of these guys across the board.”

 

All-Southeastern Conference running back Benny Snell Jr. was was held on the sidelines with a minor calf injury.

 

Kentucky cruises past Mega Bemax, 100-64

 

 

Six players scored in double-figures as Kentucky blew past Serbian professional club Mega Bemax by a score of 100-64 on Saturday evening in Nassau. PJ Washington led all scorers with 20, while freshmen Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro poured in 16 apiece. Starting center Nick Richards finished with 15 points, Immanuel Quickley tabbed 12, and Quade Green scored 10.

 

PJ Washington was unstoppable

 

Washington, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, broke out with 12 rebounds, four blocks, four steals, and two assists to go along with his game-high 20 points in Saturday’s win. The Dallas native shot 6-of-10 (.600) from the field, sinking his only attempt from three-point range. Washington showed off his freshly honed explosiveness with a poster dunk in the second half:

 

 

Keldon Johnson’s dunk lands on SportsCenter Top 10

 

 

Johnson introduced himself to the rest of the college basketball world with a monster slam of his own, landing him on the Saturday rendition of SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays. The alley-oop from Green came in at No. 9 as the clock struck midnight.

 

 

Immanuel Quickley has yet to commit a single turnover

 

In over 73 minutes of combined action in three straight games as a starter, Quickley has yet to commit a single turnover. The freshman guard has accumulated 23 points, 15 rebounds, 14 assists, and five steals while shutting his opponents down on the defensive end.

 

Check out Dr. Michael Huang’s photo gallery from Saturday’s win

 

Dominant performance by the Cats. Check out all of our pics from Dr. Michael Huang Photography

Posted by Kentucky Sports Radio on Saturday, August 11, 2018

 

Kentucky takes on Team Toronto at 4 p.m.

 

The Cats look to finish off the Big Blue Bahamas Tour with four consecutive wins, taking on Team Toronto at 4 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

Article written by Connor Link

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7 responses to “Today on KSR: Cats look to finish Big Blue Bahamas Tour 4-0”

  1. lribookend

    Incredible stats for Quickley. Talk about a silent assassin…he does his job almost invisibly, but he is precise in everything he does.
    Although I am as giddy as anyone about what I watched in the first 3 games, some announcer pointed out that NCAA teams are going to throw a lot of zone at UK, and most teams will NOT run with them. There will be lots of slow-ball, grind it out kind of games. UK is getting no preparation for that kind of play. Also, if they try to play as physically rough as they (admittedly) HAD to do against the international teams, they will be in severe foul trouble 10 minutes in to the game. The refs were not calling anything but the most blatant of fouls. It actually helped KY, which is unbelievable. I just think the college refs calling games on the road will be incredibly difficult for UK, as they have always been.

  2. DelrayCat

    Wow..the Quickley stat is incredible. He is a gem, and likely to be the most complete guard on the team. He has incredible upside with his character and intelligence. Quite frankly, a common theme among all Calipari players these days. That is the unsung component here. No doubt, Cal is recruiting great talent…
    but these are also really really fine young men.

  3. Randall lee

    Oh no the seasons over. Might as well not play

  4. lribookend

    Randall lee, I am not sure what you mean by your post. I personally believe UK will play for the national championship. But if you think all teams will play us the same way as the opposition has played us so far, your basketball I.Q. is in question. This type of game is nothing like a real NCAA game. Doesn’t mean UK won’t adjust, they will. But bad officiating can cause any team to lose a close game, especially on the road.

    1. 4everUKblue

      Randall is not playing with a full deck, if you read his posts it will become glaringly obvious.

  5. kentuckyjoe

    It seems to this camper that the Cats play better when Coach isn’t standing on the sidelines screaming instructions. It makes it hard to play your game. Save the instructions and sideline barking for half-times, timeouts, and practices.

  6. Randall lee

    4ever if I want any crap out of you I’ll squeeze your head.