UK takes fourth win in Bahamas


Kentucky freshman guard Quade Green drives towards the basket during the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Cody Ryan

Another UK basketball game in the Bahamas, another blowout. In its last of four games in the Bahamas, the UK basketball team defeated Team Toronto 93-60.
With dunks, blocks and big men hitting threes, Kentucky gave fans their last taste of basketball until October. Kentucky hit 45 percent of their three pointers and out-rebounded Toronto by 19.
Tyler Herro continued his campaign to become a Big Blue Nation favorite. He got to the rim and scored with ease pouring in 15 points and four rebounds.
Returning forward P.J. Washington showed the range of his game by dunking over his opponents and knocking down threes. Washington finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Quade Green, Sunday’s starting point guard, hit two consecutive three-pointers five minutes into the game, giving Kentucky 13-6 lead. Green had 10 points at the half despite only playing 10 minutes.
UK led Team Toronto 39-19 at halftime, much due to their 83 percent shooting from the field. Kentucky out-rebounded the Canadians 37-20 after one half.
Reid Travis made his first start in the Bahamas, and he continued to clear room below the rim and grab rebounds. Travis grabbed 10 rebounds in the first half, doubling Team Toronto’s leading rebounder. He finished the game with a double-double, 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Kentucky senior Jonny David received an applause from fans when he hit a layup near the end of the game.
The Wildcats seemed to own the Bahamas, going 4-0. Their play will serve as a tease for what’s to come in October.