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BOX SCORE & POST-GAME NOTES: UK's Game 6 in the Big Blue Bahamas Tour

Game 6 Box Score (PDF document)

UK Basketball Postgame Notes

Dominican Republic 63, Kentucky 62

Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium

Big Blue Bahamas Tour

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Team Notes:

  • Kentucky finishes the Bahamas tour with a 5-1 record after suffering its first defeat of the trip today.

  • Including a trip to Canada for an exhibition series in 2010, the Wildcats are now 7-1 in exhibition contests in the John Calipari era.

  • Assistant coach John Robic served as Kentucky’s head coach in today’s contest.

  • Kentucky shot 50.8 percent from the field in the six contests.

  • Nine of 11 players who appeared in the contest scored in today’s game. UK had at least nine players score in all six games this week.

  • Kentucky had 108 assists on 183 made field goals in the tournament.

First Half Facts:

  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of Devin Booker, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress in all six games.

  • Kentucky’s first subs off the bench remained the same with the squad of Dominique Hawkins, Marcus Lee, Karl-Anthony Towns, Tyler Ulis and Derek Willis.

  • A 9-3 run by the Dominican’s lifts the designated visitors to a 19-17 advantage midway through the half.

  • Kentucky trailed by as many as seven at 24-17, which was also the largest deficit in all six games in the Bahamas.

  • UK’s second unit utilized a 13-3 run to cap the stanza which was highlighted by a Ulis running floater before the buzzer to give Kentucky a 36-29 lead at the break.

  • Ulis led the scoring for Kentucky in the opening half with 10 points for his second straight double-digit performance. He also had a pair of assists and a steal.

  • Towns and Lee led the rebounding effort with three apiece, while Ulis and Hawkins both had two assists.

  • Poythress, Towns and Willis all had eight first half points to aid the Wildcat cause.

Second Half Facts:

  • UK began the second half with its original starting lineup for the first time this tournament.

  • Kentucky led for the entire second half until the final 30 seconds of play.

  • UK held a 59-46 lead with under nine minutes to play.

  • The Dominican Republic utilized a 17-3 run over the final eight minutes of action to earn the victory on a less than five-second made field goal by Jack Michael Martinez.

  • Aaron Harrison had six second-half points to lead the scoring for the Wildcats.

  • Ulis posted three assists in the half.

  • Johnson had eight of his nine rebounds in the final stanza.

Individual Notes:

  • Dominique Hawkins scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor.

  • Connected on his second 3-pointer of the tournament

  • Hit 42.9 percent of his field goals in the six games

  • Dakari Johnson led the team with nine rebounds and had five points.

  • Had a team-high 44 rebounds for the tournament

  • Also posted a squad-best 16 offensive rebounds in the six contests

  • Karl-Anthony Towns logged 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.

  • Also added three blocks, a tournament-high for any UK player

  • Averaged 11 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the week

  • Tyler Ulis scored in double-figures with a team-high 12 points while also dishing out five assists.

  • Scored in double-digits in two straight contests

  • Notched 24 assists in the six games for an average of four a game

  • Averaged 7.7 points and shot 47.4 percent from behind the arc for the tournament with a squad-equaling high of nine 3-pointers

  • Derek Willis poured in 10 points and snagged three rebounds

  • All four of his made field goals came by way of a dunk, he also had two made free throws

  • Scored 36 points in the six contests

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