Round 3 of Kentucky vs Georgia is coming in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday.
Georgia was able to make it there as the tournament’s 8 seed after narrowly beating Tennessee in Thursday’s action, 59-57. Kentucky will be the 1 seed and coming off a double-bye when the two teams square off Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
The last time Kentucky was the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament was in 2015, when the Wildcats advanced to the championship game and defeated Arkansas. Kentucky has never been lower than a No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament under John Calipari.
The Cats just won their 48th regular-season SEC regular-season championship this year, the school's third straight and the fifth in eight seasons under Calipari Kentucky also leads the league with 29 SEC Tournament title, and their quest for 30 begins Friday as the Dawgs are just hoping to bolster their NCAA Tournament resume.
The Wildcats went 2-0 vs the Bulldogs this season, but both games came right down to the wire, and the matchup in Rupp went into overtime before Kentucky prevailed.
The last time Kentucky faced Georgia was in Athens on Feb. 18 a game that saw De'Aaron Fox score 16 points, including six free throws in the final 45 seconds, to overcame J.J. Frazier's 36 points and beat Georgia 82-77.
That game also saw star forward Yante Maten do down with a sprained knee that would keep him out for the next two weeks of action. However, Maten returned Thursday to face Tennessee, where he chipped in 12 points, two blocks and five boards off the bench.
If Kentucky wins Friday, it will play Saturday at 1 p.m. ET against the winner of South Carolina vs Alabama/Mississippi State.
Here is everything you’ll need to watch and follow Round 3 of Cats vs Dawgs.
Game Time: 1 p.m. EST on March 10th
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
TV: SEC Network
Live Online Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: UK Radio Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt
Odds: Kentucky enters this game as an 11-point favorite. KenPom projected Kentucky to be a 10.5-point favorite.
Score Prediction: KenPom projects an 81-70 win by Kentucky and gives the Cats an 83-percent chance of winning.