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Kentucky vs. Missouri Game Thread

The Wildcats look to avenge last year’s loss in Columbia when they take on the Tigers.

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After beating the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats are on the road in Columbia (MO) to take on the Missouri Tigers.

The Tigers (12-12, 3-9 in the SEC) are coming off a 10-point loss at Ole Miss and are starving for a signature win in what’s becoming a lost season. And as you know, Kentucky is everybody’s Super Bowl, so somebody is bound to go off against the Wildcats.

At the beginning of the season, everyone would’ve bet it would be Jontay Porter. But after his injury earlier in the season, Jordan Geist has become Mizzou’s go-to guy. Geist leads the Tigers with 14.2 points per game with Mark Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon not far behind. Tilmon is another guy to keep an eye on on the defensive end, especially if the Wildcats let him bully them.

PJ Washington’s continual emergence is pivotal for the Wildcats’ continued success. He’s fully capable of dominating tonight’s game, and he needs to for Kentucky to win big. Between Washington’s emergence and Keldon Johnson snapping out of his slump, the Wildcats are taking it to another level and still have a high ceiling to reach.

You can catch today’s game can be seen on ESPN at 9 pm EST. You can watch it online using WatchESPN, the WatchESPN app and fuboTV. You can listen to an online radio stream via UK Athletics.

Also, be sure to tune into the UK Postgame Show on ESPN 680.

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