Kentucky routs Puerto Rico 74-49 in exhibition

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Associated Press

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Aaron Harrison scored 15 points, Alex Poythress and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns both added 10 and Kentucky opened its six-game exhibition tour of the Bahamas with a 74-49 rout of the Puerto Rico national team reserves on Sunday.

Marcus Lee and freshman Devin Booker added nine points each for the Wildcats, who will face teams from France, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico over the next week. Kentucky was 29 of 60 from the field (48 percent) and outrebounded Puerto Rico 41-36.

Towns led Kentucky with seven rebounds, while Lee, Poythress and Dakari Johnson all had six.

Johwen Villegas scored 14 points for Puerto Rico, which shot 33 percent.

Kentucky faces Champagne Chalons-Reims from France on Monday.

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