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Friday Quickies: Relentless Wildcats Edition

The Wildcats took it to a team full of pros and never let up, then were back to work when the game ended.

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Kentucky overcame a power outage and easily dispatched of San Lorenzo last night to move to 2-0 on their Bahamas trip by a score of 91-68.

After back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday, the Wildcats are off today before another back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday.

Last night was odd, as power went out during last night’s game and part of it was played in the dark with no television coverage.

Despite that, Kentucky still defeated the top team in the Argentinian league by 23 points.

Tyler Herro led the way with a great performance with 22 points and P.J. Washington added 15 in the win.

Apparently, the players were given the option to call the game when they were up 45-27 at halftime and the lights were out.

Not this team.

“It was hard, the lighting was bad, there was no scoreboard, but it tells you a lot about this team,” assistant coach Tony Barbee told KSR after the game. “There was a debate going on between the coaches and the people running the event about not playing the second half. Our guys were like, ‘Let’s play. We want to play. We want to finish.’”

Quade Green was willing to play with nothing more than flashlights if that’s what it meant to finish off the destruction of San Lorenzo.

“We just wanted to play in the dark. They’re going to have to turn their flashlights on and we’ll play out there. It doesn’t matter,” he said.

The Wildcats will resume play on Saturday against Mega Bemax at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Tweets of the day

There is a lot to like in that photo.


The Cats were back to work after their latest win, as if we needed any more proof of how committed to greatness this team is.

Your quickies

Kentucky Basketball | Four things to know from last night’s win- A Sea of Blue

Our own Jeremy Chisenhall gives you a rundown of things to know from Kentucky’s big win.

Kentucky Basketball | Analysis of Kentucky’s win over San Lorenzo- Courier Journal

Jon Hale from the Courier Journal breaks down “what we learned” from last night’s win

Kentucky Basketball | T.J.’s Takes: Kentucky impresses in win- Kentucky Sports Radio

Kentucky avoided a distraction from the power outage to win against a top-level Argentinian quad.

Kentucky Football | Grant McKinnis taking snaps at kicker? - Lexington Herald-Leader

Jen Smith reports that punter Grant McKinnis is taking some reps as a placekicker. Maybe kicker is the hottest position battle at camp?

Kentucky Football | Coaches are trying to develop a multi-faceted pass rush- 247 Sports

Defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc and linebackers coach Brad White want to see the pass rush coming from multiple positions this season.

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting | Breaking down who may commit next - Lexington Herald-Leader

A panel of recruiting experts break down who may be next to join Kentucky’s 2019 class

Women’s Basketball | Freshman guard Rhyne Howard leads Team USA to Gold Medal- UK Athletics

Howard was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player at the end of the event.

Kentucky left out of preseason bowl projections- CBS Sports

Little love for the football Cats from CBS Sports

Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley play well in preseason debuts- ESPN

The Browns win... in the preseason

Mookie Betts hits for the cycle in loss to Blue Jays-

The accomplishment comes a day after Betts and his girlfriend announced they have a baby on the way.

Full NBA schedule drops today- Bleacher Report

Tune into NBA TV at 4 p.m. today to watch the full release.

Gary Woodland shines at Bellarive- Sports Illustrated

Woodland rattled off five birdies on the back nine to take the top spot on the leaderboard.

Wake Forest assistant arrested on assault charge- USA Today

A 35-year-old man died after the alleged assault.