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Everything you’ll need for Kentucky vs Ole Miss.

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This Thursday, Kentucky will open SEC play on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels, a team with a solid record but with no quality wins.

The Rebels are 9-3, with losses coming to Creighton, Middle Tennessee State and Virginia Tech. They average 81.1 points per-game, which doesn’t compare well to Kentucky’s 93.1 PPG.

Their strength is rebounding, as they rank 12th in the nation. However, Kentucky still has them beat there, as the Cats rank 10th in rebounds. Ole Miss’ Deandre Burnett will be Malik Monk’s adversary when it comes to scoring.

The Rebels’ leading scorer averages 19.2 PPG, but shoots just 35% from the field. Perhaps Ole Miss’ most dangerous player is Sebastian Saiz, a big man who averages a double-double, 15.2 points and 12.1 rebounds. He’ll be up against Bam Adebayo, who began to prove himself against Louisville with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.

If you like big man basketball, this’ll be a fun matchup to watch in the paint. This will only be Kentucky’s second true away game, and the first one didn’t go well. However, this isn’t exactly a top-10 opponent they’re facing, and this game should allow them to get more acquainted with playing on the road without playing an opponent at their level.

Here is everything you’ll need to watch and follow this matchup:

Kentucky Wildcats (10-2) at Ole Miss Rebels (9-3)

When: Thursday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss

TV: ESPN2

Live Online Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: UK Radio Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

Live stats: UK Athletics

Odds: UK opened as a 12.5-point favorite. The line has since fallen to 11 by some oddsmakers.

UK Roster

OM Roster

KenPom Prediction: KenPom projects UK to win 90-77 and gives the Cats an 88-percent chance of winning this game.

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