The Bluegrass Boys’ dreams of taking home the $2 million cash prize for winning The Basketball Tournament are over.
Going heads-up with the seven-seed D2 squad, the Bluegrass Boys fell in the very first round by a score of 77-62, knocking them out of the single-elimination tournament.
Former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, with former NKU star Drew McDonald also chipping in 16 points and six rebounds.
Dominique Hawkins finished with seven points on 3-10 shooting to go with two rebounds, two steals, and one assist.
Former Wildcats Kevin Galloway and Ramon Harris also combined for ten points in the loss.
Back in 2016, the Bluegrass Boys were also knocked out in the first round as a heavy favorite, losing to the Jackson (TN) Underdawgs 87-78. Ramel Bradley, Joe Crawford, Perry Stevenson, Kevin Galloway, Shagari Alleyne, and Erik Daniels highlighted former Wildcats on that roster.
The Basketball Tournament continues in Lexington
While the Bluegrass Boys are officially out of the tournament, two other teams with Kentucky ties remain in contention after day one in the Lexington regional.
Team KBC, representing Lexington’s Kentucky Basketball Commission, has put together an anti-UK roster in a sense, highlighted by Chris Lofton (Tennessee), Anthony Hickey (LSU), Nick Mayo (EKU), and AJ Slaughter (WKU).
In their round one game on Friday evening, KBC took down the Peoria All-Stars by a final score of 94-82.
This afternoon, they’ll be taking on DeMarcus Cousins’ Loyalty is Love squad in the regional semifinals. That team consists of former Baylor standouts Isaiah Austin, Pierre Jackson, and Quincy Miller. Former Kentucky center Daniel Orton is also on the roster.
That matchup will take place today at 4:00 p.m. ET at Frederick Douglass High School.
Kentucky predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East
Once again, the Kentucky football team will head into the 2019 season with a massive chip on their shoulder.
The media members gathered at the 2019 edition of SEC Media Days and predicted Kentucky to finish sixth in the SEC East, just a few votes behind the Tennessee Volunteers. The Cats received one first-place vote after 2018’s ten-win season.
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Apparently a 10-3 season and a Citrus Bowl victory didn’t mean much to the voters.
UK Football schedule posters released today
If you haven’t been to Kroger yet this morning, jump in the car and head that direction now. The 2019 Kentucky football schedule posters were officially released to the public at 8 a.m.
This year’s posters are double-sided and feature 12 Wildcats on eight different editions. Kash Daniel, Lynn Bowden, and Terry Wilson each have their own posters, while Daniel, Landon Young, Davonte Robinson, Mason Wolfe, and Drake Jackson also have their own Kentucky boy poster. The final four versions of the poster feature running back A.J. Rose and linebacker Boogie Watson; Robinson and Young; offensive guard Logan Stenberg and defensive lineman Josh Paschal; and Jackson and nose guard Quinton Bohanna.
Here is a preview:
They will also be distributed at Fan Day on August 3.
Rhyne Howard set to play for Team USA in the 2019 U19 FIBA World Cup
Beginning today, Kentucky women’s basketball superstar Rhyne Howard will lead the women’s Team USA U19 squad into the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The look you have when you are eyeing your second ? in as many years.
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) July 19, 2019
Pool play begins today in Bankok, Thailand, with the top-ranked USA squad set to take on No. 7 Australia in the opening game. From there, Howard and Team USA will play against South Korea on Sunday followed by Hungary on Tuesday.