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Baylor Bears at Kentucky Wildcats: Open Game Thread

Today's Elite Eight rematch between Baylor and Kentucky is a game Kentucky should win, but could lose.

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The Wildcat Maui Monkey says, "Rebound!"
The Wildcat Maui Monkey says, "Rebound!"

Today, the Baylor Bears invade Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. Game particulars are as follows, courtesy of

Gameday Information
Kentucky vs. Baylor
Sat., Dec. 1 - 12:30 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Game Notes: UK Get Acrobat Reader | BU Get Acrobat Reader
Gameday Live: Online audio, blog and stats
Radio: UK IMG
Live Audio

Baylor comes into this game off a loss, just like Kentucky. Baylor lost at home last Saturday to the College of Charleston, and has had a week to prepare for the Wildcats. Conversely, Kentucky just lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish two days ago. Both teams are in need of a win.

To win today, Kentucky must:

  • Rebound. If UK continues to lose the rebounding battle, this is going to be a long season.
  • Be patient. Zone offense requires patience, and Kentucky showed precious little against Notre Dame.
  • Recognize the defenses, and exploit its weaknesses. Baylor will switch between zones, and even some man-to-man. Kentucky must recognize the defense and attack it intelligently.
  • Listen to Coach Cal. I think that too many times last game, UK was operating off the script.
  • Compete. Last game, Kentucky did not compete for anything, and they got thrashed because of that.

It would suck to go on a two-game losing streak this early in the season, so let's not.

Go, 'Cats!