When: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Start time: 6 pm EST
Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
TV Channel: SEC Network
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg, Dane Bradshaw and Michaela Vernava will have the call.
Online Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or online at UKAthletics.com.
Odds: Kentucky opened as a 19-point favorite. KenPom projected the Cats to be a 21-point favorite.
Predictions: UK has a 93.1-percent chance to win, according to ESPN’s matchup predictor. KenPom gives UK a 97-percent chance of winning and projects an 84-63 win for the Cats.
To pass time, enjoy some highlights of Nick Richards’ breakout game on Wednesday:
After a 19-point win over Fort Wayne, the Wildcats are onto Illinois - Chicago in the next installment of the Adolph Rupp Classic.
The Wildcats still have a few games left against non-Power 5 opponents, and will look to take advantage of opportunities to grow and improve. We’ll hope to see even more growth and improvement out of Nick Richards, who broke out for 25 points and 15 rebounds against Fort Wayne last time out.
While Richards was the revelation, we’ll also be following the point guard battle between Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The two played almost identical games last time out with Green scoring 11 points, dishing five assists and bringing down four rebounds. Alexander had 11, four and three.
And we’ll be looking for Wenyen Gabriel to continue to produce in his off-the-bench role as a veteran. He did his part with nine points and 10 rebounds last time out.
And Kentucky will hopefully continue to improve on shooting. The Cats have been hounded for not having a really good shooter on the team, but they shot 60 percent from the field and 45 percent from 3-point range against Fort Wayne. In these final few non-Power 5 games, it’d be good to see them get a decent number of makes from deep.
As for UIC, look out for Marcus Ottey. He came off the bench in UIC’s win over Olivet Nazarene to score 23 points on 9-12 shooting with three 3-pointers, and he also grabbed five rebounds. They also got significant contribution from starting center Tai Odiase, who had 21 points on 9-10 shooting.