Last year, the Kentucky Wildcats were not bale to host an alumni game for their fans to enjoy. This year, they decided not to disappoint their fans as they held a charity game against former North Carolina fans.
College Basketball Talk shared the video of the highlights, but I would really call it just a tape of what the former Wildcats did right in the game. The game featured the likes of Karl-Anthony Townes, Demarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe for the Anthony Davis-led Wildcats. The Tar Heels were led by Jerry Stackhouse and Harrison Barnes, who also served as the head coach.
The Wildcats ended up winning the game 122-115, but it was the charities that wound up winning in the end. The event raised $1.1 million, with the final count expected to reach $1.5 million.
The event took place on the same day that Kentucky coach John Calipari was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Among the charities benefited from the game were the Naismith Hall of Fame Legacy Fund, Samaritan’s Feet, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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