UK Wins 91-68 with Power Outage Stopping Play, Herro Leading the Way

Posted at 9:06 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 10:05:09-04

The Kentucky Basketball team played the second of its four games in the Bahamas on Thursday night against San Lorenzo de Almagro, a team from Buenos Aires, Argentina. There was some intrigue as a long power outage cut the first half short.

The Wildcats looked more comfortable from the start of the game. Quade Green, who only had 2 points in the first game on 1-11 shooting from the field, hit two quick jumpers. 

Reid Travis also got his game going much faster on Thursday than he did in game one. He hit three straight shots from the field for the Wildcats to put them in front 23-16.

It was freshman, Tyler Herro, that stole the first half show. He knocked down a jumper from the free throw line, hit another from close and then knocked down three, three pointers. The final two closing out the first half as he finished with an unofficial 15 points.

The first half actually ended early because the lights went out in the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis where they are playing the games. Sirens were going off with two minutes left so they called it early. They decided to play a 22 minute second half. UK leading at the break 45-27.

By the time the SEC Network got the broadcast back on the air, there was about 12 minutes left in the second half. That’s when we got to see the big guys go to work. P.J. Washington had a lay-in and a run out for a slam. He also had a tough basket as he was fouled for a chance at the free throw line. 

Reid Travis also hit a shot inside and then Nick Richards picked up where he left off Wednesday with a reverse and a slam. 

But, Tyler Herro was the constant in the game He hit a late three pointer as he went 4-4 from long range. He led the Wildcats with 22 points on 7-10 shooting from the field. Over the two games, Herro is 13-21 from the field for 38 points. Nick Richards is 11-13 for 29.

UK gets Friday off to rest before playing game three against Mega Bemax, a pro team out of Serbia. That game is Saturday night at 7:30 on the SEC Network.