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Northern Kentucky Norse at Kentucky Wildcats: Live Game Thread

The Wildcats take on the Northern Kentucky Norse in their final tune-up before meeting Michigan State.

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Tonight, the Northern Kentucky Norse come to Rupp Arena for a tilt with the Kentucky Wildcats. Here are the viewing and listening particulars courtesy of

As virtually everybody knows by now, the Norse gave the Purdue Boilermakers all they could handle on Friday night, and did so primarily on the strength of 13 made 3-point shots. You can bet their plan against the mighty Kentucky Wildcats will be similar.

What we need to see tonight

  • 30+ seconds of defense without breakdowns on most possessions;

  • More consistent offense, particularly in terms of patience;

  • Fewer personal fouls in terms of hand-checks and attempted charges. This year, you simply have to try to block the shot, not take the charge;

  • Better 3-point shooting. Kentucky cannot keep shooting sub-30% from three;

  • Better free throw shooting. Kentucky has struggled most of the time with free throws.

Enjoy the game. It's been a busy weekend for UK sports, and as a parting shot, I'll report that the UK women's team defeated Wagner 96-57. DeNeesha Stallworth led the way with 18 points and 13 boards.

Go, 'Cats!'