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UK Basketball: John Calipari reacts to Kentucky’s dominant Bahamas trip

Cal had a great message for his team and what they must work on this offseason.

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The Kentucky Wildcats finished their trip to the Bahamas with a win.

The Cats overcame a slow start in the first half to crush Team Toronto 94-60 in Kentucky’s final game in the Bahamas. Kentucky went 4-0 during the exhibition matchups.

The Wildcats held a 20-15 lead heading into the last few minutes of the first half, but a 19-4 run over the final four minutes and change gave the Cats a comfortable halftime lead that they never relinquished.

Reid Travis finally showed his stuff. The graduate transfer poured in 19 points and snagged 15 boards. Sunday’s finale was by far his game of the trip.

Big Blue Nation is going to love Tyler Herro. The Wisconsin native had another terrific game, this time as a starter. Herro was 2-of-6 from downtown, 6-of-13 from the floor and finished with 15 points. Herro led all Wildcats throughout the four-game trip with 17.3 points per game and shot 44.4% from three-point range.

PJ Washington had yet another efficient game for the Cats. The sophomore forward was 4-of-7 from the field, including two triples, and finished with 13 points while grabbing 9 rebounds. Washington was 3-for-6 from the charity stripe, but over the four games he shot 63% from the foul line.

The Wildcats showed some growth from Game 1 to Game 4 during their trip to the Bahamas. Head coach John Calipari sounded very optimistic about how good this team could be heading into the season.

“At the end of the day, we should be a monster defensive team. We should be a great rebounding team. We should be a team that can fly up and down the court, put pressure on you on both sides of the ball, and we should be a team that shares because we have a lot of guys that are skilled enough to play that way. And it seems to me that we’ve got a couple dogs. I like to have a couple dogs on the team.”

Now let’s take a look at what Cal had to say to his team after watching the game, courtesy of UK:

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