The Kentucky Wildcats are back in action tonight as they take on the VMI Keydets at 6:00 pm EST at Rupp Arena.
After coming off a blowout victory against North Dakota, the Cats look to continue their momentum tonight. But, this one won’t be as easy as most think.
VMI has shot 25-51 from beyond the arc in their last two games and Kentucky has let opponents shoot 40% from three to this point in the season. Yes, the season just started, but if VMI catches fire from beyond early, Kentucky could be in trouble to start the game.
The Cats are looking for another strong performance from P.J. Washington. Coming into the season a lot of fans were expecting him to take on a huge leadership role, but the start wasn’t what most had hoped. With that being said, he broke out for 25 points against North Dakota this past Wednesday so hopefully that means he’s back on track.
I’d expect a close game to start out with Kentucky pulling away in the second half and winning by about 20.
As usual, the game will be on the SEC Network. You can watch it online using Watch ESPN, the Watch ESPN app and fuboTV. You can listen to an online radio stream via UK Athletics.
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We’ve got a new starting lineup tonight with EJ Montgomery getting the nod:
.@UKCoachCalipari said @E_Montomery had to play more. Well, he'll get some time right away as he'll make his first career start. #VMIvsUK— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 18, 2018