Cats top Tigers, 85-63

Kentucky rode a Rekalin Sims' double-double to victory over the Georgetown Tigers in the final exhibition game of the preseason for the Wildcats.

Rekalin Sims made the most of his first start as a Wildcat. The 6-8 junior scorched Georgetown for 22 points and snaring 11 boards.

Motor City sophomore guard Joe Crawford scored 15 points for Kentucky, and hit all three of his three-point attempts. 7-3 center Shagari Alleyne joined Sims and Crawford in double figures with 12 points, hitting five of six from the field, all five of his field goals were dunks.

Kentucky shot 57.4% for the game, hitting on 31 of 54 field goal attempts. The Cats shot a blistering 50% from behind the arc, hitting nine of their eighteen attempts.

Coach Tubby Smith's focus on free throw shooting and rebounding appears to be paying off, as the team hit 77.7% of its charity tosses, and outrebounded the Tigers 40-32.

A statistic that did not please Smith was the twenty-four turnovers committed by his squad.


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