With Kentucky now sitting at 6-2 in the SEC, the Cats need to bounce back from last night’s loss to Auburn with a win on Tuesday night when the Mississippi State Bulldogs come into town Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (14-7, 5-3 SEC) may be the hottest team in the conference right now, with five straight wins in SEC play after starting the conference slate 0-3.
Since losing by one point at LSU on Jan. 11, the Bulldogs have dismantled Missouri and Georgia (combined 59 points margin of victory), defeated Arkansas and Tennessee at home, and defeated Florida on the road.
Mississippi State’s only loss since Jan. 11 is a one-point loss to Oklahoma in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
The Bulldogs are led by sophomore big man Reggie Perry. who is averaging nearly 17 points and 10 rebounds a game. In yesterday’s 86-73 win over Tennessee, Perry led the Bulldogs with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
The Cats will be in for a challenge with trying to handle the 6’10’, 250 pound Perry and the rest of the Bulldogs, who specialize in offensive rebounding and creating second chance opportunities, the same exact thing that killed Kentucky in yesterday’s loss to Auburn.
Nick Richards, EJ Montgomery, Nate Sestina, and Keion Brooks will need to be ready to play on Tuesday for Kentucky to pick up the win. If we get a similar showing to what we had yesterday, the Cats could be in for a long day.
Tip off will be at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The game will be on ESPN.
Tweets of the Day
The worst officiating of the year in UK Auburn..UK was absolutely taken out of this game.. Terrible— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 2, 2020
Dakich calling out the officials.
Seriously NOW!! They have to have a Basketball Class for officiating. Y’all make coaches have degrees and players go to class so we need this officials to KNOW the game. A missed call Is NOT the same as a Bad call. SOME of You all are destroying the fun of game.— Derek L. Anderson (@DerekLAnderson) February 2, 2020
The former Cat wasn’t thrilled.
The Cats are now 0-4 when being outrebounded.
There are two easy areas to point to.
Neither worked in Kentucky’s favor for sure.
Not a good day for Kentucky’s floor general.
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Legends of the 2000s.
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