It’s gameday in Lexington, as the No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats will welcome the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers to Rupp Arena for a Tuesday night showdown.
The game will be a rematch of a 2019 non-conference clash that saw the Wildcats earn an 82-62 win at Rupp Arena behind a 19-point performance from Nick Richards. While UK earned a 20-point win that night, the score was just 39-34 in favor of the Cats entering halftime.
This year’s matchup will see a 1-1 Kentucky team continue to take care of business against a lesser opponent and build confidence before heading into their tougher non-conference and SEC games.
After a close Champions Classic loss to Duke, the Cats demolished Robert Morris 100-60 at home to earn their first victory over the season.
West Virginia transfer Oscar Tshiebwe grabbed a Rupp Arena record 20 rebounds and scored 14 points to record his second straight double-double.
Kellan Grady led the Wildcats with 19 points while Tshiebwe (14), Damion Collins (14), Davion Mintz (13), Keion Brooks Jr. (13) and TyTy Washington (10) all joined him in double-figures.
The Mountaineers come to town 1-2 with losses to No. 5 Villanova and St. Joseph’s, as well as a win over D-III school Washington College.
Tweets of the Day
Mark Few said that just about all the big-name programs have come to Spokane at least once. … except for Duke and Kentucky.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 15, 2021
Let’s go, @UKCoachCalipari and @JonScheyer … gotta make this happen!!!
Plus, can stay at the Davenport Towers in downtown Spokane.
Hard to imagine the Wildcats playing a regular season game in Washington State. They don’t even have a Dunkin Donuts there.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops quips about the Vanderbilt margin of victory that has some fans agitated since Saturday: “Did you like (the score) the year before I got here.”— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 15, 2021
Never forget James Franklin running up the score in-front of an empty Commonwealth Stadium in 2012.
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