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Wednesday Headlines: Missouri Gameday Edition

The Wildcats prepare for their first true road game of the season.

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NCAA Basketball: Florida A&M at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

2022 is coming to a close and there couldn’t be a better time for the Kentucky basketball team to quickly turn things around. The Wildcats haven’t had the most ideal start to their season, presenting a 8-3 record heading into tonight’s Southeastern Conference opener at Missouri.

The Tigers are coming off a sound defeat of No. 16 Illinois and would love to make it two straight wins over Top-20 teams in less than seven days. They’re averaging more than 88 points per game, shoot the ball well all over the court and lean heavy on leading scorers D’Moi Hodge and Kobe Brown.

Kentucky’s offense found life in their previous game against Florida A&M where the Wildcats scored 88 points of their own, including a career best 27 from Cason Wallace. The offense appeared to run through Wallace more with Sahvir Wheeler seeing less minutes.

Defensively, Kentucky will be put to a real test. But their offense could build on their momentum from last week and be enough to head back to Lexington with a win. A few extra days of rest for Oscar Tshiebwe and more practice time to (hopefully) work on free throws may just be the key.

But, again, it won’t be easy.

The Wildcats are favored by three points on the road and would do well to come away with a victory. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 PM ET with television coverage on SEC Network.

Tweet of the Day

60-21-10 for Luka Doncic.


Barion Brown, Keaten Wade excited for Music City Bowl homecoming - KSR

Such a cool opportunity.

Kenny Payne is seeing progress from Cards - Vaught’s Views

Kentucky faces Louisville on Saturday.

Jacquez Jones looking to make Music City Bowl count in final college game - KSR

Fans will miss him in Big Blue.

Retiring J.J. Watt is one of best defenders in NFL history - USA Today

He leaves behind a great legacy.

Two Wildcats listed in ESPN’s latest 2023 NBA mock draft - KSR

Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe make the early list.

Facing Georgia provides Ohio State the chance to quiet doubters - USA Today

Who do you have this weekend?

K.T. Turner sees Reed Sheppard as “biggest surprise” in ‘23 class - KSR

Fans have to love this.

Luka Doncic has 60-21-10 triple-double to rally Mavs to OT win - ESPN

Just crazy.