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Lamar Cardinals (4-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-1)

  • Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Game Time: 6 pm EST
  • TV Channel: Tonight’s game can be seen on the SEC Network.
  • Announcers: Mike Morgan and Pat Bradley will be on the call.
  • 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
  • Online Stream: The game can be streamed online via WatchESPN.
  • Odds: The home team is favored by 25. ESPN BPI gives Kentucky a 96.6% chance of winning. KenPom gives the home team a 99% chance of winning.
  • Replay: WatchESPN and SEC Network (check local listings).
  • Rosters: UK | Lamar
  • Tickets
  • Live Stats
  • Predictions: TeamRankings projects an 82-57 win for the home team, while numberFire went with a 79-67 margin. KenPom projects an 82-56 win for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats seemed to take a few strides forward on Friday in a 20-point victory over Mount St. Mary’s. But it seems obvious, especially if you listened to Coach Cal after the game, that they still have a long way to go. Their next learning experience will come on Sunday as Lamar invades Rupp Arena.

The Wildcats were led in scoring on Friday by a player that is completely new to the team, Junior Nick Richards. Richards has looked like Kentucky’s best player in most of their outings so far, and will have another prime opportunity against Lamar since they only have one player over 6-8.

Immanuel Quickley put up the most efficient game for Kentucky on Friday, his first game back from a one game absence for injury. He scored 13 points in only 22 minutes, hitting 3/4 three-pointers and shooting over 60% from the field.

Kentucky also got back EJ Montgomery following his three-game absence due to an ankle injury. His impact turned out to be a major one, as he finished with a game-high +/- of 29 while notching seven points ans six boards. He also hit a triple early in the second half that sparked the run Kentucky used to put the Mountaineers away after leading just 39-34 at the half.

It was just one game, but it showed how much of a loss Montgomery and Quickley were when Kentucky struggled to do anything well recently. Perhaps having them back will get the Wildcats back to playing at the level they were at when they beat No. 1 Michigan State.

Lamar is led in scoring by senior guard T.J. Atwood, who averages 18 points per game. He has only hit four triples on the season (on 11 attempts), so almost off of his points come from penetration.

Sophomore guard Davion Buster has never seen a deep shot he did not like. He has attempted 46 three-point tries on the season, more than double of anyone on Kentucky’s roster.

Lamar is coming into the game with a record of 4-1, and they actually have two common opponents with Kentucky. The Cardinals defeated Utah Valley on Thursday with a score of 74-68, and took down Mount St. Mary’s the game before that 76-61. If you notice, both of those margin’s of victory are very near what Kentucky posed against those teams.

After taking on Lamar, Kentucky will only have one game per week for the next six weeks. So this is a great opportunity for them to leave it all on the floor and then take time to rest and heal.