UofL BASKETBALL | Veteran white team beats newcomers on the red team

10/27/2017 09:27 PM

Interim men’s basketball head coach David Padgett switched up his lineups in Friday’s second University of Louisville Red – White scrimmage. Padgett opted to pit the team’s veterans against the younger and less experienced players.

Padgett said the first lineup for the white team, which consisted of Ray Spalding, Quentin Snider, VJ King, Anas Mahmoud, and Deng Adel is likely what will comprise the starting lineup when the season rolls around. And it was that group of vets that quickly built up a big lead on the freshmen-laden red team.

The game was played in four eight-minute quarters, the goal being not to exhaust the players a few days before their first exhibition on Monday night against Kentucky Wesleyan.

The red team jumped out to an 18 point lead in the first quarter, stretched it to 28 at the half, and cruised to a 96-64 victory over the red team.

Freshman center Malik Williams kept the game as close as he could for the red team. Williams finished 8-of-17 from the field with five 3-pointers, 21 points, and a team high 11 rebounds.

Sophomore guard VJ King led the white team in scoring and rebounds, finishing with 20 and 10 respectively. His white team teammate, Anas Mahmoud posted an incredible seven blocks.

The players say these exhibitions are really competitive, and they are excited to finally play another team on Monday night.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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