Kentucky Wildcats run out of gas in finale, but Bahamas trip still a success

Karl Towns - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Karl Towns – photo by Chet White |

It was a stretch the likes of which will never face again.

Six games. Eight days. Three opponents with rosters comprised of established professionals.

Playing the final leg of their Big Blue Bahamas Tour, the Wildcats finally showed the effects of what analyst equated to playing two Southeastern Conference Tournaments back to back.

“We kind of died,” Calipari said. “We didn’t have it physically.”

Through 31 minutes, successfully battled through that fatigue. But over the final 8:48, the Cats watched a 59-46 lead disappear little by little.

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