Kentucky downs Dominican Republic on the strength of Alex Poythress’ 20 points

Alex Poythress - photo by Tim Hamblin | East KY Media
Alex Poythress – photo by Tim Hamblin | East Media

This was supposed to the best competition would face in the Bahamas, a step up in talent and the stiffest test yet for the loaded Wildcats. After all, it was the national team, ranked No. 26 in the FIBA world rankings (though those rankings are with veteran Al Horford and current Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns).

But just like the first two opponents played in its previous three games on the Big Blue tour, took the Dominicans’ best shot early in the first half Friday and then ran away with things in the second half.

Platoon after platoon, player after player, wave after wave, the Cats just wore out the professionals and broke them down.

When it was all said and done, despite an entertaining and back-and-forth first 15 minutes and a late comeback attempt, wiped another opponent off the floor Friday at the Kendal Isaacs G.L. National Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas.

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