While no future University of Louisville players participated in tonight's opening game of the annual Kentucky-Indiana All Star series in Owensboro, local stars Sean Booker, Guy Ngarndi, Trey Cape and Chris McCoy represented the city in action.
The Kentucky All Stars trailed 33-30 at half time but rallied in the second half to take a four point lead late in the contest.
However, a layup and two free throws in the final minute of the game by the Indiana All Stars forced overtime.
Kentucky had a chance to win in regulation but turned the ball over at midcourt with two seconds remaining that gave Indiana a desperation ten footer in the lane to win. The shot bounced off the rim and the game went to an extra stanza.
In the overtime, the Indiana All Stars opened a five point lead, 67-62, in the opening minute of action, hitting 5-6 free throws.
However, six consecutive points by Ross Neltner closed the gap to 69-68 and a steal and layup by Jerome Givens gave KY a one point lead at 70-69 with 55 seconds remaining.
Indiana tied the game at 70 on a free throw and took a 72-70 lead on a layup with 28 seconds remaining.
A KY missed shot and a free throw by Indiana made it 73-70 with 12.8 seconds remaining.
Ballard's Sean Booker had an attempt to tie the game but his three pointer missed and the Indiana All Stars defeated the Kentucky All Stars, 73-70.
The two teams will meet next Saturday in Indianapolis.