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.
When the power went out and everything was still being sorted out, Cal told the team they could call off the rest of the game, if they didn't feel comfortable. It was their call.— TJ Beisner (@tjbeisner) August 10, 2018
Every single player said they wanted to keep competing.
“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.
So Kentucky just beat a group of grown men, who has won their professional league three straight years, by close to 25 points. Not bad for the "third" best team in the SEC.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) August 10, 2018
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.
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