Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky Blue-White Scrimmage

Julius Randle - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

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  • This was the sixth year that the Blue/White Scrimmage has been played in Rupp Arena.
  • This was the 12th-consecutive time that the Blue team has won the game, with the last loss to White coming in 2000-01 (scrimmage not held in 2007-08).
  • The Wildcats made 53.6 percent from three-point range, 15 of 28.
  • The team showed plenty of hops tonight with 19 total dunks.
  • Two students who came to tonight’s game will be awarded tuition scholarships for the spring semester. The winners are Joshua Lawson, a senior mechanical engineering major from Boyle County, and Amanda Dowell, a freshman biology major from Stanford, Ky.
  • Kentucky returns to the court Friday, Nov. 1, as the Wildcats play host to Transylvania. The exhibition game is at 7:00 p.m. EDT and will be televised live by Fox Sports South and delayed on the UK IMG Network.
  • The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 8 as UK hosts UNC Asheville at 7 p.m.

First-Half Facts

  • The Blue team started four freshmen, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young and Julius Randle, along with sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein.
  • The White team opened with seniors Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood, sophomore Alex Poythress, and freshmenDerek Willis and Marcus Lee.
  • Ahead 6-4, Blue went on a 10-0 run for a 16-4 lead.
  • Blue extended its advantage for the remainder of the first half and went into intermission with its biggest lead of 50-29.

Second-Half Story

  • Blue started with Aaron Harrison, Young, Poythress, Randle and Cauley-Stein.
  • White started Dominique Hawkins, Polson, Hood, Willis and Dakari Johnson.
  • Blue stretched its lead to as many as 37 points and coasted to a 99-71 win.

Player Notes

  • James Young (Blue) led all scorers with 25 points. He also had a game-high seven steals.
  • Julius Randle (Blue) tallied 21 points.
  • Derek Willis (White) canned 21 points, including 5 of 6 on three-pointers, and also gathered eight rebounds.
  • Aaron Harrison (Blue) scored 19 points, including 3 of 4 on three-pointers.
  • Playing for both teams, Dakari Johnson had a double-double, totaling 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

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