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Radford Highlanders @ Kentucky Wildcats (2): Open Game Thread

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Welcome to the open game thread for the Kentucky Wildcats @ Radford Highlanders basketball game tonight in Rupp Arena Details are as follows, courtesy of

Radford @ Kentucky
Kentucky vs. Radford
Weds., Nov. 23 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Rupp Arena
Game Notes: UK Get Acrobat Reader | RU Get Acrobat Reader
Radio: UK IMG
Live Video via ESPN3
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This is the final game for UK of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Both Kentucky and Radford have played two other participants in this tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena last weekend.

What I hope to see in this game:

  • Ballhandling that doesn't suck;
  • Lots of dunks by the UK front line;
  • Fewer three-goggles and poses;
  • Execution that is at least as sharp as a table knife;
    An offensive rebound percentage that doesn't make me mutter to myself for 10 minutes after the game;
  • A game that is well in hand by halftime;
  • A free throw percentage that does not recall the 2008 Memphis vs. Kansas final.

Look, I know it's early, but I've seen enough turnovers, missed free throws, posing and sloppy execution to last a while. Let's play some basketball worthy of this lofty ranking, and begin ramping up to the cataclysmic pre-season clash that's happening only ONE FREAKING WEEK from tonight.

That's all probably a pipe dream, but it's time for the 'Cats to get it in gear, and prepare for every game like it's the Tar Heels. In a very short time, it will be.