Georgetown College Tigers at Kentucky Wildcats
- Date: Sunday, October 27
- Game Time: 5:00 pm EST
- Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky
- TV Channel: SEC Network
- Announcers: Tom Hart and Jimmy Dykes will call the action.
- Radio: Tom Leach and Mike Pratt will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM, 98.1 FM in Lexington, and on the UK Sports Network.
- Online radio: TuneIn broadcast or UKAthletics.com.
- Online Stream: WatchESPN
- Replay: WatchESPN and SEC Network (check local listings).
- Rosters: UK | GC
- Live Stats
- Projected Starters: UK’s pregame notes have Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, EJ Montgomery and Nick Richards listed as the projected starters, but John Calipari later said he’s still deciding on who will start.
The Kentucky Wildcats finished as one of the final eight teams in the land this spring, but could not capitalize on the upsets elsewhere in the bracket to punch their ticket to the Final Four. After losing three first round draft picks, the Wildcats have once again reloaded and seem optimistic about the upcoming season.
The Georgetown Tigers, on the other hand, won the NAIA National Championship in the 2018-2019 recent and received their rings earlier this month. They have been a top program in the country for nearly a decade, making three national title game appearances (2013, 2016, and 2019) and cutting down the nets in 2013 and 2019.
The last time these schools met in an in-state exhibition game was 2014. The Wildcats won that game convincingly, but that was the beginning of a very special 38-1 season for Kentucky. Will this contest be as lopsided as that one was with a final score of 121-52?
While it is unlikely that Kentucky will prevail by 70+ points, it is expected that the Wildcats will cruise to victory in this exhibition game. This will be a game for fans to enjoy by continuing to learn about the new players, and to get an idea of what the game plan might be moving forward.
Who will start? Who will get the most shots? Will Cal play zone? Will we see any small-ball lineups?
There are so many question marks with this team going into the season that even an exhibition game like this one will give us an idea of the things Coach Cal is looking to work on moving forward?