Kentucky basketball hammers Georgetown College 121-52 in exhibition game

Trey Lyles - photo by Walter Cornett
Trey Lyles – photo by Walter Cornett

Its competition will soon get significantly stiffer, but the University of Kentucky basketball team did nothing in two exhibition games to quiet the hype about the preseason No. 1 Wildcats or shake coach John Calipari’s faith that his unusual two-platoon system will work.

After a 48-point rout of last week, Kentucky hammered College 121-52 on Sunday night at Rupp Arena. The Cats got blitzes from both platoons – 16-0 by the starters in the first half and 14-2 by the second wave out of halftime – and seven players scored at least 11 points.

The first unit – twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein, same as the first exhibition – was particularly devastating. Those five, with a brief substitution appearance by Dominque Hawkins, outscored the Tigers 56-14 and hit 20 of 28 field goals in their first four rotations covering a total of 15:50.

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