Indiana-Kentucky All-Star game

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.


  1. I believe that James had 41 points and Bluiett had 18 at the IN/KY ALL-STAR game.

    The scores posted above were for the IN SENIOR ALL-STARS against the IN JUNIOR ALL-STARS

  2. Sorry, forget my previous comment above. I did not realize that the second game was played tonight.

    Congratulations to James on a great series.

  3. So what’s the story on Trey Lyles? He was in Logansport in street clothes for the Jr. – Sr. game last Monday supposedly with a stress fracture. Then it’s extreme dehydration and fatigue and he’s a complete no-show at Lexington and Indpls. and not so much as a whisper of his name last night at Banker’s Life? Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. Took this shot while driving through the countryside around Edinburgh, Indiana…What do you guys think?

  5. Taking my dad to Denny’s, but wanted to say Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers on the Scoop!

  6. I know there was a Q in the chat but has any deeper look been done about the hiring of Chuck Martin?

  7. Everyone knows Calipari doesn’t want his recruits playing in postseason All Star games! I am sure Lyles was given a subtle hint. Right??

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