There are going to be several key players out for this one.
For Kentucky, Rob Dillingham (stomach virus) is out.
Justin Edwards will play but has a leg injury and will not start. Adou Thiero will play and start in Edwards’ place.
For Arkansas, leading rebounder Trevon Brazile is out, as is fifth-leading scorer Devo Davis.
It was an embarrassing effort in Columbia earlier this week, as we saw Kentucky’s worst overall performance of the season in a loss to the Gamecocks.
They couldn’t get anything going offensively, and the struggles continued on defense.
The offense will be fine, but I’m sure John Calipari and the staff spent all week working on the defense to try and get these Cats to play together on that side of the ball.
Arkansas has had a disappointing season with some very big losses. They’re coming off a blowout loss at Ole Miss. But with this game being at home and with College GameDay in town, you know the Hogs are going to play out of their minds.
Kentucky badly needs a bounce-back performance to pull out the W.
Get ready for the action by checking out some of these pregame reads.
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- Joson Sanon drawing interest from Kentucky; may reclassify into 2024
- Arkansas has 2 key players questionable vs. Kentucky
- Karter Knox commitment coming soon
- Suns reportedly targeting Nick Richards ahead of NBA Trade Deadline
- Bleav in Kentucky talks Big Z, South Carolina setback, and more
- Jasper Johnson schedules UK visit; says he’ll likely stay in 2025 class
- Risers and fallers in Kentucky’s loss at South Carolina
- Dick Vitale believes Reed Sheppard should be shooting more
- Kentucky is not ready for a deep postseason run
- John Calipari remains confident in his team despite Tuesday’s loss