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Calipari finds role for Poythress: Beast in residence

Alex Poythress - photo by Walter Cornett |

– photo by Walter Cornett |

With down 14 and just more than nine minutes remaining in the second half, the Wildcats turned to their big play guy.

Freshman forward Alex Poythress threw down the first of two monster dunks with 9:10 left in the game. The second crowd-pleasing slam came three minutes later and spurred a 9-0 UK run that cut the Blue Devils' lead to three.

While the Wildcats ended up on the wrong end of the final score in a 75-68 loss, Poythress' play offered a glimpse of what UK head coach John Calipariexpects from his talented freshman.

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