PIKEVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky men’s basketball team held its annual Blue-White game on Saturday at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. While it was good to see the guys on the court, the top highlight was at halftime.
The team presented a check of over $160,000 to the Eastern Kentucky flood relief fund, helping the city of Pikeville and other EKy communities recover from the devastating floods that hit the region in July.
Kentucky decided to move the game from its annual home of Rupp Arena to bring the game down to Pikeville, helping the people of Eastern Kentucky see their beloved Wildcats take the court when they might have difficulty making the trip up to Lexington.
Antonio Reeves, a senior guard and Illinois State-transfer, scored 22 points in the game. He made his statement as a pure shooter by knocking down four triples and showed he’s ready to start showing out for UK, but he joined everyone else in that 6,000-seat arena by feeling how special that night was.
“It’s great that we came out here and we like community service stuff so just giving back to the community is part of this team and what we do if anybody needs help we’re there, I’m definitely happy that we came out here and gave them a game,” Reeves said.
The Wildcats get back on the court on October 30th in an exhibition against Missouri Western State and on November 3rd against Kentucky State, before officially beginning the season on November 7th against Howard.