The Kentucky Wildcats are back in action tonight as they take on the UAB Blazers. The game will be played at Rupp Arena and it is set to tip off at 7:00 pm EST on the SEC Network and can be streamed online using WatchESPN.
Today will not be an easy bout for the Cats, as UAB is one of the better teams they’ve faced so far, and starting forward Nate Sestina is out for the next 3-4 weeks. Over the last couple of games, we have seen this team gel rather well together, so it’s a shame Sestina is out, but now it’s time for the next man to step up.
It’s fair to say that Kahlil Whitney has been slightly underwhelming to start the season. Being a top-15 recruit, I was expecting more. However, he now has an opportunity to step up big time in Sestina’s absence.
Another player that has an opportunity to really shine is Keion Brooks Jr. He hasn’t had as many minutes to show what he’s made of, but that will all change tonight.
Get hyped for the game by taking a look at some of these pregame reads:
- Kentucky vs. UAB: Preview, viewing info & prediction
- John Calipari & Wildcats talk UAB, Nate Sestina & more
- An update on Jon Kuminga
- John Calipari has good news on Nate Sestina & Dontaie Allen
- Where UK stands in new college basketball rankings
- Calipari opens up about filling out his roster
- Cliff Omoruyi cuts list and includes Kentucky
- Calipari ready to utilize small-ball with Kahlil Whitney
- Nate Sestina out 4 weeks due to injury