Updated: Oct 30, 2021
The Blue-White game was especially fun this year. To get to watch a team full of veterans, alongside elite freshman talent, with everything in between such as shooters, rebounders, guys who can jump through the ceiling, and players that can lock up anyone on defense, has me excited. This team looks to have solid chemistry and no shortage of scoring.
"How about this? I want to know if anybody in the country could have a scrimmage that you have to buy tickets to, could have that many people. Tell me that school. These weren't free. You had to pay for the tickets. That's why I said, ‘These people are crazy.’ They come to this, they come to Madness. They're excited about it. I was just in Louisville. Everywhere I'm walking, people are going crazy. They're so ready for basketball. That's what makes this what it is. I was so happy to walk out and see that many people at an intrasound scrimmage, what in the world?" said John Calipari.
Notes from the scrimmage, per UK Athletics:
Oscar Tshiebwe was dominant from start to finish. He totaled game highs in points (25) and rebounds (21).
Fourteen of his 21 rebounds were on the offensive end.
Tshiebwe was 12 of 15 from the floor.
Playing for both squads, TyTy Washington Jr. combined for 24 points and a game-high-tying 10 assists.
He was 3 for 5 from behind the 3-point line.
He had a game-high three steals.
Sahvir Wheeler also had a double-double with 11 points and a game-high-tying 10 assists.
Lance Ware went toe to toe with Tshiebwe for most of the night and held his own with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Daimion Collins scored 22 points and made 3 of 4 from long range.
Bryce Hopkins recorded 18 points and nine boards.
Keion Brooks Jr. totaled 20 points.
Dontaie Allen had 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
Kellan Grady made half his shots (7 of 14) on the way to 16 points.
Below are the highlights, and we are just four days away from Kentucky's first exhibition, so inject into your veins wisely.