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Cousins Shines in UK Alumni Game

DeMarcus Cousins recorded a near triple-double in Kentucky’s alumni win over North Carolina.
by Kyle Ramos
Social Coordinator

In an exhibition game filled with NBA talent, DeMarcus Cousins stood out as his Wildcats alumni defeated the University of North Carolina alumni, 122-115 in front of a sold-out crowd at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

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The Kings big man dominated in all areas of the game, recording a game-high 33 points to go with 18 rebounds and six assists as well as being the de facto head coach for the game.

Boogie was also not shy about showing off his shooting range, hitting five shots from three-point range, including one with his feet on the UK logo near midcourt.

Also representing Kentucky and the Kings was rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. Trill pitched in four points and nine rebounds but drew the biggest applause when he emphatically rejected Golden State’s Harrison Barnes.

The game featured current and former NBA players including: Eric Bledsoe, Terrence Jones, Karl Anthony-Towns, and even a 42-year-old Jerry Stackhouse.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé and General Manager Vlade Divac also made the trip to Rupp Arena to cheer on the Kings big men duo as they powered UK to an entertaining victory.

Several of the former Wildcats participating in the game were also in attendance for Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s recent induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.During his speech at the ceremony in Massachussetts, Calipari had a little fun with DeMarcus.

Cousins and Cauley-Stein will now turn their focus to the Kings upcoming training camp at the end of this month.


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