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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball vs East Tennessee State Game Thread

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The Wildcats will look to bounce back from their first loss.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Kansas Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to bounce back and pick up a win tonight at Rupp Arena when they take on the East Tennessee State Buccaneers.

Kentucky fell just short against Kansas and showed glimpses of the team many believe they can be consistently later in the season, but tonight, the Wildcats will face off against the Buccaneers in what should be an easy win.

The Bucs come in at 1-1, having lost 81-63 to Northern Kentucky University to start the season before bouncing back with a win over Savannah State by a score of 76-61. ETSU was a tournament team last year, earning a 13-seed and falling to Florida in the first round.

As the Wildcats get ready to take on the Bucs, with tip-off at 7 p.m. ET, here is some pregame reading material to get you all caught up on the latest news. Be sure to hang around here and discuss the game live with fellow Wildcats fans.

Betting line? Rosters? How to watch? You can find that all right here with a few things to watch for in tonight’s contest.

Interested in what Coach John Calipari had to say leading up to the game? Cal dishes his thoughts on Hamidou Diallo, Sacha Killeya-Jones, the 2018 recruiting class, and more.

Three games is a bit of a small sample size, but one of our writers handed out early grades for this year’s Wildcats. See how each of the players are stacking up.

On that same note, we also compared Quade Green and Shai Alexander through the first three games. See that comparison and how the two guards stack up with each other here.

Kevin Knox seems to be turning into the late-game go-to guy for the Wildcats, and one of our writers believes making sure Knox gets the ball late in the game should be of utmost importance.

Kentucky under Calipari has been known for utilizing the one-and-done rule, but based on some recent reports from Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN NBA Insider) and Scout’s Evan Daniels, the one-and-done rule could be on the way out... and maybe sooner than some expected.

Make sure you have the full basketball schedule on hand by clicking here.

As always, stick around and settle in right here for our live game thread. This one should be a fun one.