Where to Watch Kentucky Basketball vs. Portland

The #19th ranked Kentucky Wildcats (5-3) host the Portland Pilots (3-5) in Rupp Arena today at 12pm on ESPN2.

The announcers for today’s game are Dave Fleming and Sean Farnham.

Kentucky is favored by 25 points.

You can also watch the game online at ESPN3.com and FirstRowSports.eu.

Here is background on today’s matinee.

Portland travels to Rupp Arena for the second-consecutive season when the Pilots take on the Cats on Saturday. The Pilots enter the contest on a two-game slide after dropping a 68-60 game to UNLV on Tuesday.

Portland is 3-1 at home this season, but 0-4 on the road.

The Kentucky basketball team continues its five-game home stand Saturday, taking on the Portland Pilots for the third-straight season. UK won the first two meetings. The Wildcats enter the game off an 88-56 win over the Samford Bulldogs Tuesday night. Willie Cauley-Stein tallied the first double-double of the season for Kentucky with 12 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four blocks and three steals.

Portland once again has one of the youngest rosters in the naiton. The Pilots have just one senior and three juniors.
Freshmen Oskars Reinfelds, Bryce Pressley and Jake Ehlers have all seen aci on this season, while freshman PG David Ahern is expected to redshirt.

Nerlens Noel leads the SEC in blocks (3.1) and Poythress leads in field goal pct. (.685). Against Baylor, Noel became the first UK player to record six steals in a game since John Wall did so against UConn in December of 2009.

PROJECTED STARTERS*

Kentucky Wildcats
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 3 Nerlens Noel 11.6 9.0 3.1~
• Has three games of ive or more blocks
G 10 Archie Goodwin 16.6 5.3 4.5
• Has 4+ assists in ive-straight games
F 22 Alex Poythress 15.5 6.6 0.6^
• Has 15+ points in ive games this season
F 33 Kyle Wiltjer 10.3 4.4 2.1
• Had 10 pts, seven rebounds, four assts. vs. Samford
G 34 Julius Mays 9.6 2.4 3.9
• Hit 11 3-pointers in last four games

Portland Pilots
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 00 Kevin Bailey 10.0 1.8 1.5
• Shooting .767 from free throw line
F 12 T. Van Der Mars 6.9 4.4 1.0
• Second on team in rpg; shooting .727 from ield
G 21 Korey ieleke 6.8 3.0 1.5~
• Team leader with 12 steals
C 32 Ryan Nicholas 13.6 10.1 2.0
• 15 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists vs. UNLV
G 35 David Carr 4.6 1.1 2.6
• Team leader with 21 assists

*-Based on previous game’s starters; ^-blocks; ~-steals

About Scott Anderson

I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.

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