How to watch Georgia Bulldogs (9-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (10-2)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Game time: 6 pm EST
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Online Stream: You can stream the game online or on a mobile device using WatchESPN.
Radio: Tom Leach and Mike Pratt will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or online at UKAthletics.com.
Odds: UK opened as a 9-point favorite. KenPom projected the Cats to be a 10-point favorite.
Predictions: UK has a 79.2-percent chance to win, according to ESPN’s matchup predictor. KenPom gives UK an 82-percent chance of winning and projects an 76-66 win for the Cats.
While you wait for the game, enjoy some highlights of UK’s demolition of Louisville:
The Cats are coming off their most complete game and best win of the young season, a 90-61 demolition of the Louisville Cardinals.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the star of the show. The freshman guard from Canada came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points, including 17 after halftime. He shot 6 of 10 after the break to finish 9 of 16 from the field and top his previous scoring best of 15 points against Monmouth on Dec. 9.
Fellow freshmen PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo combined for 30 points on 10-of-21 shooting to go with 13 rebounds. UK out-rebounded Louisville 44-37 and outscored its bench 35-13.
As for UK’s next opponent, Georgia is coming off an impressive 84-66 win over Temple. Senior forward Yante Maten scored a season-high 30 points and finished with 12 rebounds.
Freshman Nicolas Claxton came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points, and junior guard William Jackson II scored 10 with four assists.
Maten, easily Georgia’s best player and one of the best big men in college hoops, moved into the top 10 in career scoring at Georgia with 1,472 points. He’s averaging 20.2 points and 9.3 boards per game, has five double-doubles, and has scored 20-plus points in four straight games.
Georgia (9-2) is off to its best start since winning 12 of 14 to start the 2010-11 season. While this game isn’t getting much national attention, Georgia is fully capable of coming to Rupp Arena and pushing UK to the limit.