The first of two exhibition games to prepare for the start of the regular season for the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is tonight, as the Wildcats take on Transylvania.
Separated by half a mile, the Wildcats will take on the Pioneers for the fourth time as an exhibition matchup under John Calipari with the other three matchups occurring in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Kentucky will have tonight’s game and another exhibition next Friday before kicking off the regular season against Duke on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Champions Classic.
There are several Kentuckians that play on coach Brian Lane’s Transylvania squad, which makes for a neat opportunity to go up against the Wildcats in tonight’s game.
For Kentucky, it will be interesting to see the lineup combinations John Calipari puts on the floor, particularly the starting lineups. Does Calipari try the three-big lineup again? How does Calipari handle the guard rotation with Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans, Quade Green, and Tyler Herro? In such a close competition for playing time and starting spots, each of those guys will want to leave a solid impression.
You can tune in and watch the game at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network. For more info, click here.
Tweets of the Day
"Touchdown, Kentucky!"— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) October 25, 2018
The view from the radio booth Saturday with @tomleachKY and @JeffPiecoro on a night when it was so windy that we had to close the window to the field at halftime. pic.twitter.com/wIPO3V6fKX
These are always cool to watch.
John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins were roommates at Kentucky. Wall told me Boogie only wanted to listen to slow jams and he ate all his snacks.— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) October 25, 2018
The Wall-Cousins room sounds like a wild place.
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He missed an obvious false start by Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung on a scoring play in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He did not work in Week 7.
The NFL has fired down judge Hugo Cruz, who missed a clear false start on #Chargers OT Russell Okung in Week 6, per @footballzebras. This is the first time in the Super Bowl era that the NFL has fired an official in the middle of the regular season.pic.twitter.com/cmLpOD7BKC— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 25, 2018
Can major programs afford to fire their head coaches - Yahoo Sports
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Something is up with Karl-Anthony Towns - Yahoo Sports
KAT didn’t look like himself Wednesday night and asked to be taken out of the game.
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While the money may be appealing, there is a risk to going straight to the G-League as well.