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Kentucky Wildcats vs Canisius: Game time, TV info, live online stream, odds, roster, more

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UK is back in action after an impressive opener on Friday.

NCAA Basketball: Asbury at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will play their second game in three days when Canisius comes to Rupp Arena for a Sunday night affair.

No. 2 Kentucky notched a 87-64 season-opening victory over Stephen F. Austin on Friday night. Sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe scored 17 points, while senior forward Derek Willis added 15 to help give UK a relatively easy win. They combined to make 11 of 18 from the field.

Freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox showed he is fully capable of living up to the lofty expectations placed upon him. Fox wasted no time taking over the reins of the Kentucky offense in his collegiate debut, and his 12 assists were the most ever in a season opener in school history and the most by a Wildcat in his career debut (with assist records dating back to the 1971-72 season).

Fox is just the fourth freshman in school history to post at least 12 assists in a single game. Dirk Minniefield, Rodrick Rhodes and John Wall are the others.

Seven-foot sophomore center Isaac Humphries (nine points, eight rebounds) filled a big inside void with 6-foot-10 freshman Bam Adebayo (five points) hampered by foul trouble. We should expect Bam to have a big response Sunday night in just his second collegiate game.

As for UK’s next opponent, Canisius will be playing in its regular-season opener on Sunday after wrapping up exhibition play last week. They defeated Ryerson 99-95 Monday night in an exhibition game in the Koessler Athletic Center.

Junior guard Kassius Robertson scored a game-high 32 points after hitting eight 3-point field goals, and senior Phil Valenti added 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Freshman Isaiah Reese came off the bench and scored 11 points for the Griffs, while junior forward Jermaine Crumpton chipped in seven points, four boards, four assists and two steals to the winning effort.

The Golden Griffins, who hail from the MAAC, are coming off a 14-19 season in which they went 8-12 in conference play.. They have a new coach with Reggie Witherspoon taking over after being on the Chatanooga staff last season.

Here is everything you’ll need to watch and follow this contest.

Canisius Golden Griffins at Kentucky Wildcats

When: Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. ET

Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.


Live Online Stream: Watch ESPN

Announcers: Dave O'Brien and LaPhonso Ellis will be on the call.

Radio: UK Radio Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

Satellite Radio: Sirius - 136 | XM - 190

Live stats: UK Athletics

Odds: UK opened as a 30-point favorite.

UK Roster:

No. 0 De'Aaron Fox, Point Guard, Freshman

No. 1 Sacha Killeya-Jones, Forward, Freshman

No. 3 Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo, Forward Freshman

No. 5 Malik Monk, Shooting Guard, Freshman

No. 10 Jonny David, Guard, Sophomore

No. 11 Mychal Mulder, Guard, Senior

No. 13 Isaiah Briscoe, Guard, Sophomore

No. 14 Tai Wynyard Forward, Redshirt Freshman

No. 15 Isaac Humphries, Forward, Sophomore

No. 20 Brad Calipari, Guard, Freshman

No. 25 Dominique Hawkins, Guard, Senior

No. 30 Dillon Pulliam, Guard, Redshirt Sophomore

No. 32 Wenyen Gabriel, Forward, Freshman

No. 35 Derek Willis, Forward, Senior

Here is a link to the Canisius roster.