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Liveblog: Kentucky-Team Toronto basketball

Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson soared against Mega Bemax of Serbia on Saturday night as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 during their trip to the Bahamas.
Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson soared against Mega Bemax of Serbia on Saturday night as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 during their trip to the Bahamas. UK Athletics

Looking for a four-game sweep of its Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour, the Kentucky basketball team faces Team Toronto on Sunday at 4 p.m. The SEC Network has the telecast.

Behind PJ Washington’s 20 points and 12 rebounds, UK rolled over Mega Bemax 100-64 on Saturday to run its record to 3-0.

Jerry Tipton is covering the Cats in the Bahamas. Follow him on Twitter at @jerrytipton. My Twitter handle is @johnclayiv. Check back here for updates and commentary.

Final: Kentucky 93, Team Toronto 60. Jonny David gets a basket. Cats go 4-0 for the trip. Three takeaways coming on the blog soon.

2H - 2:57: Kentucky 87, Team Toronto 54. Reid Travis hit a pair of three-pointers during that segment. The graduate transfer from Stanford is showing he can shoot from the perimeter. PJ Washington has hit a pair of three-pointers, as well.

2H - 6:33: Kentucky 73, Team Toronto 46. Cats are cruising along as the SEC Network is talking to John Calipari during the action. Calipari is happy. Very happy. And has every reason to be happy with the way his team has played on Paradise Island.

2H - 11:22: Kentucky rolling now 61-34. Tyler Herro has 15 points. PJ Washington hit his second three-pointer of the game and has 13 points. UK well on its way to going 4-0 in this series in which John Calipari said his young team could easily go 1-3.

2H - 15:32: Kentucky leads 50-24. Cats are on a 9-0 run. Quade Green now up to 14 points. Reid Travis hit a nice smooth jumper from left of the key. And Nick Richards scored his first points, getting a basket off a rebound.

Halftime: Kentucky scoring - Green 10, Herro 10, Washington 9, Travis 7, Johnson 2, Hagans 1

Halftime: Kentucky leads Team Toronto 39-19. After Kenny Payne called a timeout when Toronto cut the lead to 20-15, UK outscored its opponents 19-4 over the final 4:19 of the half.

1H - 2:43: Kentucky picks up the pace and pushes the lead back out to 26-15. PJ Washington threw down a forceful jam to make it 24-15. Then Tyler Herro buried a jumper from the baseline in transition as Kentucky now leads by 11.

1H - 5:20: Toronto cuts the Kentucky lead to 20-15. Kenny Payne calls a time out to try and get the Cats back in gear.

1H - 7:56: Kentucky leads 20-11. Quade Green is up to eight points. Meanwhile, Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakick are mock arguing over “coachspeak” and stuff. Four days out of five of those guys is plenty, if you ask me.

1H - 12:00: Kentucky leads 13-6. Quade Green has had a good trip to the Bahamas. The sophomore guard just hit back-to-back three-pointers as UK has a seven-point lead over Team Toronto.

1H - 15:30: Kentucky leads 7-2 but it has been a slow start for both teams. This, after all, UK’s fourth game in five days. It has shown so far in the pace of play. Ashton Hagans, Tyler Herro and Reid Travis all three were in the starting lineup for John Calipari’s club. There were shot clock issues to start the game.

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