(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – The Thomas More College men's basketball team travelled down to Lexington, Ky. to take on University of Kentucky in an inner state exhibition match. The Saints fell to the Wildcats 103-61, holding them under 100 points until there was :51 left in the game.
Damion King was the top Saint with 13 points, including two three-pointers, three rebounds and one steal. Ralph Stone led the team in rebounds, recording six along with two assists, and five points. Brandon Horne had the only other steal in the game, also recording two assists and seven points. Austin Young was tied with Horne for points, recording seven, along with one assist. Ryne Callahan had the second most points for the Saints, recording nine, also recording three rebounds which were all on the offensive side. Callahan also recorded one assist.
The Saints went 21-27 on free-throws, and recorded 26 rebounds, 13 offensive and 13 defensive. The Saints free-throw percentage was four percent better than Kentucky's, Thomas More with a 77.8% and UK with a 73.3%. They totaled nine assists, 16 field-goals, and eight three pointers. The Saints tied the game once, 2-2, and forced 17 UK turnovers. Coming off the bench, the Saints had 22 points, which was four less than UK's bench points. The Saints also forced five offensive fouls on UK, to contribute to Kentucky's 17 turnovers, while the Saints had 22.
Thomas More will play in its second exhibition match on Nov. 4 at Xavier University. The game will start at 4:00PM at the Cintas Center.