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Kentucky vs. Utah Game Thread

The Wildcats look to get back on track back in Lexington against the Utes.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats look to get back on track within the friendly confines of Rupp Arena today against the Utah Utes.

The Wildcats come in as heavy favorites hosting the Utes (4-4) as a 14.5 point favorite. The Utes have losses to Minnesota, Northwestern, Hawaii and BYU most recently.

This game could be an opportunity for Kentucky’s defense to get back on track, as the Utes have failed to eclipse 60 points in each of their last two losses.

Utah isn’t a great three-point shooting team, only shooting 36 percent on the year (tied for 121st in the nation). That should bode well for the Wildcats who really struggled in the second half against Seton Hall with defending the three-point line.

The game presents a great opportunity for Kentucky to pick up a solid victory and gain some momentum going into major matchups with North Carolina and Louisville to round out the non-conference slate.

A win would go a long way toward building some momentum going into an important stretch of the schedule, so this game holds a great deal of importance.

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