Men's Basketball
Kentucky-Georgetown College Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Georgetown College Postgame Notes

OCTOBER 27, 2023


Final Score: No. 16/16 Kentucky 92, Georgetown College 69


Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 151-12 all-time in exhibition games, including 4-0 vs. Georgetown.
  • The Wildcats are 5-0 in exhibitions this season, including the GLOBL JAM championship in July.
  • UK has won its last 30 exhibition games dating back to a win vs. Pikeville on Nov. 2, 2014.
    • The last loss was Aug. 17, 2014, vs. the Dominican Republic in the final game of the 2014 Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour.
  • The Wildcats play their second exhibition on Nov. 2 vs. Kentucky State. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be streamed digitally on SEC Network+.


Team Notes

  • Kentucky limited Georgetown to 40% from the field (24 of 60), including 18.8% on 3-pointers (3 of 16).
  • UK controlled the rebounding, 46-32, although second-chance points were even at 12 apiece.
  • Four Wildcats scored in double figures and two more had nine points.


Player Notes

  • Tre Mitchell led the way with 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots, all of which were game highs.
    • He made 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range.
  • Antonio Reeves tallied 18 points.
  • Rob Dillingham had 16 points and a game-high five assists.
  • Adou Thiero had 10 points, including the first five of the second half that created quick separation between the teams. He also had four steals.


Coach John Calipari

  • UK is 48-1 in exhibition play under John Calipari.
  • Calipari will enter the season with an 832-253 all-time on-court record and a 365-101 mark at Kentucky.


In the First Half

  • Kentucky started J. Wagner, Antonio Reeves, Justin Edwards, Adou Thiero and Tre Mitchell.  
  • Jordan Burks and Rob Dillingham were UK’s first substitutions at the 14:39 mark.
  • Kentucky took a 13-12 lead on a Mitchell 3-pointer with 12:29 and never trailed again.
  • Georgetown, however, closed the half on a 7-0 run to pull within 35-34 at halftime.
  • Reeves paced the Wildcats with eight points and Mitchell had five rebounds.


In the Second Half

  • Kentucky opened with the starting lineup.
  • Thiero began the half with a driving layup-and-one, followed by a steal and a layup, followed by a Reeves 3-pointer. One minute into the period the margin had ballooned to 43-34.
  • Long balls by Mitchell and Reeves pushed the count to 54-40, prompting a Georgetown timeout at 15:38.
  • Georgetown got back within eight points at 56-48 but got no closer.
  • UK led by as many as 23 points, coming at the final tally of 92-69.



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