After being dominated by Vanderbilt, we have a quick turnaround to Lexington (the only saving grace of that state) to play the #2 team in the country. A team that is 4-0 in conference with 3 double digit wins. A team whose only loss came on a last second shot to Indiana. A team that pasted Arkansas by 23 on Tuesday. Yes, this should be interesting.
Write up from the UK site. I like the headline- "Two Winningest teams in SEC Square Off"
Also, a preview of the game from a really good Wildcat blog.
Most basketball fans know what Kentucky is so this time I'm break down our team.
- the team plays great defense
- we have 10 guys that can play
- the half court offense makes us wish for the days of the high post
- can't hit a 3 to save our lives
- not very good on the boards
- we still don't have a set rotation of players
Now that I got that off my chest...
The Wildcat numbers:
- .488 FG
- .363 3pt FG
- .718 FT
- 79.6 PPG (59.1 PPG D)
- +7.9 rebound margin
Prediction: Pain and lots of it. If we can keep up with Vanderbilt on our own gym (and it was pathetic how many seats were empty for that one) there's no way we remotely challenge the Cats on their home turf. Look for Anthony Davis to dominate inside, Doron Lamb to kill us from 3, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out-wows Tony Mitchell, the 'forgotten one' Terrance Jones rebounding like crazy, and for us to get our tails handed to us early and often. Wildcats by 19.
Game time is noon (11AM CST) on CBS.
Yes, I'm really frustrated at what this team is... upside is after this game the schedule eases up. Sadly, since it's raining right now I can't destroy a nice fairway 'playing golf'.