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FINAL: INDIANA 84, KENTUCKY 77. Indiana recruit Devin Davis named player of the game for Indiana. Had him, unofficially for 19 points and 11 rebounds. Kentucky Mr. Basketball Demetrious Hawkins, a UK recruit, was superb throughout, too. Had him with 33 points, unofficially. Fine ballgame. Good for the Kentucky kids to rally like that after taking it on the chin so badly Friday.
Devin Davis fouls out at 0:30.5. Demetrius Jackson follows at 0:12.6. Both played very well.
Kentucky Mr. Basketball Demetrious Hawkins has 31 points. Devin Davis 19 points and 11 boards for Indiana. A minute left.
Great spin move hoop, then terrific steal and dunk by Devin Davis lifts Indiana back to 75-68 edge with 2:56 to play at Bankers Life.
3:55: Indiana 71, Kentucky 66. Devin Davis big hoop and rebound, but then missed two straight free throws. He has 15 points and 10 boards now.
4:36: Indiana 69, Kentucky 66. Definite ball game.
Kentucky back within 65-62 on a four-point play by Mr. Basketball Demetrious Hawkins, fouled by Bryson Scott while nailing a 3 from the top of the key.
Kentucky refusing to go away. Back within 65-58, with the ball.
7:35: Indiana 65, Kentucky 54. Bluegrass boys had fought back within 60-54, but again Indiana had a quick response. Collin Hartman hit a big 3 from the right of the key, and then Notre Dame-bound Demetrius Jackson supplied a superb steal and layup. He’s so strong with the ball.
All-Star attendance tonight 6,209, largest attendance of the past six years here at Bankers Life (and in the series).
12:41: Indiana 58,Kentucky 47. Kentucky, playing gamely, pulled within 50-47 at 13:50 on a 3 from the right baseline by Omar Prewitt, but two Zak Irwin 3s from the left baseline at the other end key a quick 8-0 Indiana response. 58-47 Hoosiers, 12:41 to play.
15:55: Indiana 50, Kentucky 42. Good, very spirited game, now. Kentucky hanging in with some long 3s. Devin Davis just delivered the best dunk of the night on a fine alley-oop feed on the break by Bryson Scott.
HALFTIME: Indiana All-Star boys 42, Kentucky 34. Hoosiers played second unit half of the half, but Kentucky much more competitive tonight. Cathedral’s Collin Hartman, an IU recruit, wins this year’s Indiana All-Star Citizenship Award. Devin Davis 9 points and 6 boards in just 10 minutes of play. Collin Hartman 5 points, Darius Latham 4. Ky. Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins, a UK recruit, has 13. Indiana not shooting 60 percent tonight, just .421, but still better than Kentucky’s .389.
3:53: Indiana 34, Kentucky 26. IU football recruit Darius Latham, who just finished strongly inside, will shoot a free throw after the timeout.
7:59: Indiana 28, Kentucky 19. Devin Davis just a warrior out there. Ripping rebounds, Finishing strong. Already has nine points and six rebounds.
11:47: Indiana 19, Kentucky 17. IU recruits Collin Hartman and Devin Davis score 10 straight Indiana points to give the home team its first lead.
15:30: Kentucky 10, Indiana 9. Indiana’s V.J. Beachem is now 11-11 from the field for the series after starting 2-for-2 from 3-point range tonight. Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin also has a 3, so all the Hoosier points have come from beyond the arc. Kentucky seems much more purposeful tonight and, so, far, the Hoosiers are kind of mailing it in.
Devin Davis 0-2, Collin Hartman 0-1, Hartman 2 fouls, Kentucky up 4-0, Indiana timeout 17:45 first half. Already a very different game than Friday night
PREGAME: Indiana’s girls just avenged their Friday loss, laying a 100-86 lumping on their Kentucky counterparts here tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the Bluegrass boys will try to do the same, but have a bigger hill to climb — trying to recover from and respond to a historic 54-point loss (114-60), the largest margin in the history of the series, sustained Friday night at Freedom Hall. Indiana’s boys shot 60 percent from the field in that game. New Haven’s V.J. Beachem, a Notre Dame recruit, went 9-for-9 and led all scorers with 22 points. IU recruits Devin Davis, Collin Hartman and Darius Latham (signed with IU football) combined for 9 of 15 shooting, 25 points, 18 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals in a collective 45 minutes of play. Two of Kentucky’s top players, Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins and big man Derek Willis, were coming off a pair of workouts Friday at their college destination, John Calapari’s University of Kentucky program, but should be better rested today. We’ll have scoring updates here and via Twitter at htograham.
GIRLS’ FINAL: INDIANA GIRLS 100, KENTUCKY GIRLS 86. Bridget Perry leads Indiana with 23 points, 7 rebounds. Taya Reimer adds a double-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds. Reimer, a Notre Dame signee wins Most Outstanding Player. IU signee Jenn Anderson posts 8 points, 4 rebounds. Larryn Brooks finishes with 18 points for Kentucky.
Under-4: INDIANA 89, KENTUCKY 79. Reimer with 19 points 9 rebs, Perry with 18pts, 7 rebs.
Under-8: INDIANA 77, KENTUCKY 65.
Larryn Brooks up to 13 points with a fastbreak 3-pointer. Also has 3 asts, 1 reb. 6-for-6 from the FT line, 3-for-8 from perimeter.
Under-12: Indiana running away with it with a 64-44 lead. Perry with 18 pts, Reimer with 2. Each have 7 rebounds.
Under-16: INDIANA 53, KENTUCKY 40. An 11-0 run early in 2nd half has created some separation for the Hoosier girls.
Bridget Perry up to 14 points for Indiana, which leads 46-36 at 18:12 mark of 2nd half. Largest lead of the game for Indiana.
HALFTIME: INDIANA 38, KENTUCKY 32. Purdue signee Bridget Perry leads Indiana with 10 points and 5 points. Really like her game. Makayla Epps leads Kentucky with 12 points. IU signee Jenn Anderson has 6 points, 2 rebounds. Larryn Brooks has 9 points, 2 assists.
Under-4: INDIANA 31, KENTUCKY 25. Jenn Anderson fights spins off the block for Ind.’s last basket. She has 6 pts, 2 rebounds
Under-8: KENTUCKY 23, INDIANA 23. Larryn Brooks with 7 points for Kentucky. Jenn Anderson has 4 points for Indiana. #IUwbb
Jenn Anderson with 4 quick points, including a 10-footer that gives Indiana a 22-21 lead with 9:28 to go.
Under-12: KENTUCKY 19, INDIANA 15. IU signee Jenn Anderson about to check in for Ind. Fellow Hoosier Larryn Brooks w/ 5 pts so far.
Under-16: KENTUCKY 12, INDIANA 9. Ind. with three turnovers so far, but team doing a better job of pushing the ball up the floor.
PREGAME: Indiana looks to avoid the series sweep for the second consecutive year against Kentucky here at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miss Basketball Stephanie Mavunga will not play after spraining her left early in last night’s game in Louisville.
I’ll have updates here and on Twitter at @BowieMike.
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