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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball vs LSU Tigers: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds, replay

Everything you need for Kentucky Wildcats vs LSU Tigers.

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How to watch Kentucky Wildcats (11-2) at LSU Tigers (9-3)

When: January 3rd at 8:30 pm EST

Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center

TV Channel: SEC Network

Live 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

Replay: WatchESPN

Rosters: UK | LSU

Odds: UK opened as a 5-point favorite. KenPom projected the Cats to be a 4.5-point favorite.

Predictions: UK has a 50.7-percent chance to win, according to ESPN’s matchup predictor. KenPom gives UK an 66-percent chance of winning and projects an 80-75 win for the Cats.

The Kentucky Wildcats will have their first true road game on Wednesday when they face the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge.

The Tigers have been one of the surprises of the SEC thus far, racing out to a 9-3 start after being projected to finish near the bottom of the league. That includes RPI top-50 wins over Michigan and Houston.

A big reason why LSU is off to a nice start is the play of freshman point guard Tremont Waters. The former UK recruit at times looked bound for Lexington during his recruitment, which included offers from UK, Duke and Kansas among many others.

But Waters opted to play for LSU and new head coach Will Wade, who is quietly doing great things in Baton Rouge. That includes developing Waters into a high-quality point guard averaging a team-high 17.1 points and 6.4 assists per game.

LSU is also getting great production from sophomore guard Skylar Mays, who is averaging 12.8 points, 4.3 boards and 3.3 assists per game.

Senior forwards Duop Reath and Aaron Epps have provided a big presence up front, averaging a combined 21.8 points and 11 rebounds per game. They’re a load in the paint with both bigs being 6-10-plus.

As you can tell, LSU has plenty of offense to go around. They’re ranked 28th in nationally in points per game (84.7) and 73rd in assists per game (15.9). They’re very balanced with their offense, as evidenced by them ranking seventh in the nation in effective field-goal percentage (58.9%). They rank fourth in two-point percentage (60.1%) and a respectable 67th in three-point percentage (38.0%).

Needless to say, this is going to be a great test for the young Cats, especially with their improving defense that has held two-straight opponents to 61 points.

The Cats are coming off a 66-61 win over Georgia in their SEC opener. Wednesday’s game in Baton Rouge will be the SEC opener for LSU.

The Tigers are coming off a 71-61 win over Tubby Smith’s Memphis squad, which was the 100th career win for Will Wade, who entered the season with 91 wins after two years as head coach at Chattanooga and two years as head coach at VCU. The Tigers enter Wednesday having won three straight games.