Coming off of a big road win in Fayetteville against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Kentucky Wildcats now have a little momentum heading into a matchup Tuesday night in Lexington against a Georgia Bulldogs squad seeking to avenge a loss earlier this season.
Kentucky will seek to sweep the season series against Georgia after defeating the Bulldogs in Athens nearly two weeks ago. In that game, the Wildcats went on the road and defeated the Bulldogs 78-69 behind a big second half after trailing by six at halftime.
Kentucky received strong efforts from Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards in that game, both of whom finished with 17 points. Maxey added seven rebounds and eight assists in that effort, while Richards also added seven rebounds and shot 8-11 from the field. Immanuel Quickley added 15 points while shooting 3-3 from behind the arc and Ashton Hagans, playing against his hometown team, finished with 13 points and four steals.
Georgia’s star freshman Anthony Edwards finished with 23 points on the night to lead the Bulldogs but Kentucky was able to keep the rest of the team in check to pick up the win.
There is no doubt the Bulldogs will be seeking revenge when they come to Lexington. With a win, Kentucky could move to 14-4 with a 5-1 record in conference as they try to keep pace with LSU, who sits atop the SEC with a 5-0 conference record.
The Wildcats and the Bulldogs tip off at 7 p.m. Tuesday night on ESPN.
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Big time win.
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