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Wednesday Quickies: Beat South Carolina Edition

The Cats hit the road to take on the Gamecocks tonight

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats (12-3, 3-0 SEC) are on the road tonight as the team gears up for a matchup against the South Carolina Gamecocks (8-7, 0-2 SEC).

South Carolina, like many other SEC road environments, always seems to hit another level when Kentucky comes to town, as the Cats will be seeking a 4-0 start in the SEC for the first time since the 2016-2017 season.

While the Gamecocks have some puzzling losses on their record, namely losses to Boston University and Stetson, the Gamecocks also have picked up victories against a Clemson team that knocked off Duke last night and an 11-point against Virginia. In conference play, the Gamecocks have dropped back-to-back games against Florida and Tennessee.

There will be a lot of focus on South Carolina’s A.J. Lawson, the team’s leading scorer at 14.5 points per game. The 6’6” sophomore is the focal point of the Gamecocks offense, and he’ll certainly want to have a big game with the Wildcats in town.

You can’t take anything for granted in the conference, especially on the road, so the Cats will need to show up and take care of business to get out of Columbia with a victory.

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