Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky Blue – White Scrimmage

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Team Notes

  • This was the seventh year that the Blue/White Scrimmage has been played in Rupp Arena.
  • This was the 13th-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).
  • Two students who came to tonight’s game will be awarded tuition scholarships for the spring semester. The winners are Katie Wolf, a senior biosystems engineering major from Kearneysville, WV, and Hank Curtis, a freshman integrated strategic communications major from Franklin, Tenn.
  • Kentucky returns to the court Sunday, Nov. 2, as the Wildcats play host to Pikeville. The exhibition game is at 7:00 p.m. EST and will be televised live by the Network.
  • The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 14 as hosts Grand Canyon.

First-Half Facts

  • The Blue team started guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, along with Trey Lyles, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein in the frontcourt.
  • The White team opened with guards and Devin Booker, forwards Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee, and center Dakari Johnson.
  • Sparked by a pair of Ulis three-pointers, White jumped out to an 8-2 lead.
  • Blue rallied, tying the game at 12, 14 and 16.
  • The Blue team took the lead for good, 19-18, on a layup by at the 9:03 mark.
  • Blue took control with a 19-4 run to make it 35-22.
  • Blue took a 39-26 advantage into halftime.

Second-Half Story

  • The teams opened with the same lineups that started the game.
  • With Blue leading 65-44 at the 11:36 mark, the team scores were reset at 0-0.
  • Blue won the second segment as well, 29-22.

Player Notes

  • Blue Team had five players in double figures – with 19 points, Karl-Anthony Towns (18), Aaron Harrison (15), Alex Poythress (12) and Willie Cauley-Stein (11).
  • of the White Team led all scorers with 22 points.
  • Towns and of the White squad led all rebounders with nine boards.
  • Tyler Ulis, playing for the White Team, had six assists.