Final: Indiana wins 111-99 over Kentucky. Had Blackmon at 23 points and Bluiett at 28. Expect them to be named co-MVPs. More to come.
1:34 to go: Kentucky making it slightly interesting but not really. Indiana leads 107-95.
4:55 to go: Indiana hasn’t looked back. James Blackmon has 23 points Bluiett has 21 since the break and 28 for the game. Indiana leads 98-77.
11:29 media timeout: Indiana is rolling now and James Blackmon and Trevon Bluiett are the biggest reasons. Blackmon just hit a 3-pointer. He has 11 points already and 21 for the game. Bluiett has 12 points in the half, 19 for the game. Indiana leads 76-55.
15:36 second-half media timeout: Trevon Bluiett scored just seven points in the first half. He already has 12 in the second, including a pair of 3-pointers and a fastbreak dunk. James Blackmon also has a 3-pointer and a put-back dunk and he assisted on Bluiett’s first three. Indiana up 66-49.
Halftime: Blackmon has 10 points at halftime and Snider has 15. After Kentucky cut Indiana’s lead to 36-34, Indiana went on a 13-2 run to take a 49-36 advantage before Kentucky scored on a tip-in just before the break by Justin Johnson to make it 49-38.
Blackmon is 4-for-9 from the field so far with four assists. Tyler Wideman has eight points and five rebounds. Trevon Bluiett has seven points and five rebounds. Snider is 5-for-8 from the field with three 3-pointers. Kelen Martin, a Butler commitment from Kentucky, has seven points and five rebounds but is shooting 3-for-10. Indiana is shooting 55 percent (22-for-40) while Kentucky is 14-for-42 (33.3 percent).
3:00 media timeout: Kentucky answered Indiana’s 16-0 run with a 10-0 run to take a 32-30 lead, but Indiana scored six straight points to take a 36-32 lead.
7:22 media timeout: Indiana went on a 16-0 run that included seven points by Tech’s Jeremie Tyler and Indiana led 27-18 and then 30-22. A 3-pointer by Quentin Snider has made it 30-25.
11:39 Media Timeout: A 3-pointer and a dunk by Western Kentucky bound Jordan Green gave Kentucky an 18-11 lead, but Blackmon answered with a 3-pointer and a layup to cut it to 18-16 at the 11;39 mark.
15:12 Media Timeout: James Blackmon hit his first 3-point attempt and had a pair of assists in the first 4:48 but Quentin Snider has already been outstanding for Kentucky with seven of its first 11 points. The game is tied 11-11.
The Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game, which in this case is also known as James Blackmon Jr.’s last event as a high school player, begins at about 7:45 p.m. Will be live-blogging that here.
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