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Kentucky Wildcats vs Ole Miss Rebels Game Thread

Kentucky squares off against an SEC opponent for the last time in Rupp this season.

NCAA Basketball: Utah Valley at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky is set to take on the Ole Miss Rebels for the Wildcats’ final home game this season.

It won’t be senior day because the Kentucky Wildcats don’t have any seniors, but it’s the final home game nonetheless and it’ll almost certainly be the last game in Rupp for a player or two.

UK is an 11-point favorite on the betting lines and has an 88.9 percent chance to win according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. If the Wildcats win, they’ll improve to 10-7 in conference play. That would move UK into a tie for second place in the conference alongside the Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks. A showdown with Florida would loom in the final game of the season, while UK already holds a tiebreaker over Arkansas.

Assuming UK takes care of business tonight, the Wildcats will take another step towards the team’s sudden and complete turnaround that we’ve seen late this year. But saying this, we’ve seen UK struggle to win games they should dominate, but they’ve hopefully moved past that as the postseason draws closer.

Keep it locked to this thread for discussion about the game.

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