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Tuesday Headlines: Miami Gameday Edition

The Hurricanes come to Rupp Arena for a showdown of top-15 teams.

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It’s going to be a big night at Rupp Arena tonight as the #12 Kentucky Wildcats play host to the #8 Miami Hurricanes as part of the SEC/ACC Challenge.

Miami, coming off a Final Four run last year, has been off to a hot start this season, winning their first five, with the last game being a 91-83 win over Kansas State.

So far this season, Miami has made its living from beyond the arc, shooting 45.8% from three, which is the best in the country on 23.6 attempts per game.

And while Miami’s shooting ability is what jumps off the paper, you can’t overlook the man in the middle, Norchad Omier, who is averaging about 16 points and nine rebounds per game.

With a limited frontcourt, Kentucky will have to find a way to keep Omier in check while also making sure the guys on the perimeter aren’t getting open looks.

It’s not going to be an easy task, but if the Cats can come away with a win tonight, it would be a major resume booster come March while also giving the team some momentum heading into the home stretch of the non-conference slate.

The Cats and the Hurricanes are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 ET on ESPN.

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Headlines

Can Kentucky slow down Miami shooters? - Herald Leader

Can’t let these guys get hot in Rupp.

13 members of Kentucky’s 2023 class use redshirt - Cats Pause

A lot of talented freshmen will likely be contributors next year.

Calipari thinks a couple more players could be added to 2024 class soon - KSR

Cal seemed confident.

More QBs hit the transfer portal - Yahoo

Could any of these guys be of interest to Kentucky?

UCONN sets new record - ESPN

24 consecutive wins by double-digits in nonconference is impressive.

LeBron passes Kareem for all-time minutes record - Bleacher Report

That amounts to more than 46 days played.

Ex-Michigan assistant denies knowledge of sign-stealing - CBS Sports

Partridge was fired the day before Harbaugh’s suspension.