Where to Watch Kentucky vs. LSU

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The Kentucky Wildcats (12-6, 3-2) host the LSU Tigers (10-6, 1-4) in SEC Basketball action at Rupp Arena today at 4pm on the SEC Network.

The announcers for today’s game are Clay Matvick and Joe Dean Jr.

Kentucky is favored by 17 points.

Here is background on today’s game.

LSU is paced in scoring by Shavon Coleman who is averaging 12.4 points per game. Sophomore guard Anthony Hickey posts 11.7 points per game and leads the SEC with 54 steals on the season.

UK and LSU have met 106 times. Kentucky holds an 82-24 advantage in the series. UK leads the series by a 40-5 mark when the game is played in Lexington. John Calipari is a perfect 4-0 against the Tigers.

From Jan. 25-27 more than 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the United States including UK’s staff will be making much more than just a fashion statement when they sport tennis shoes on the sideline during the 10th annual Suits and Sneakers weekend.

Sophomore Kyle Wiltjer has found a nice rhythm to his offensive game scoring in double-figures in three straight games. In that span he has knocked down six 3-pointers and shot over .600 twice.

Comparing the Teams
Stat UK LSU
Points 75.9 72.1
Opp. points 61.6 68.1
Rebounds 39.2 39.8
Opp rebounds 34.0 37.7
Off. Rebounds 11.7 14.8
FG % .484 .425
Opp FG% .382 .411
3-Pt. % .363 .339
Opp. 3-Pt. % .301 .321
FT % .642 .602
Opp. FT % .679 .696
Fouls 15.9 19.3
Assists 15.3 14.7
Turnovers 12.9 16.1
Opp. Turnovers 13.8 17.2
Blocks 7.7 4.4
Steals 7.1 10.9

PROJECTED STARTERS*
Kentucky Wildcats
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 3 Nerlens Noel 10.7 9.4 4.2^
• SEC Freshman of the Week (1/21)
G 10 Archie Goodwin 14.6 5.0 3.3
• Has at least two rebounds in every game this season
G 12 Ryan Harrow 10.1 2.6 3.6
• Owns a 1.6 assist-to-tunrover ratio
F 22 Alex Poythress 12.7 6.3 0.5^
• Shooting .842 at the free throw line in SEC play
G 34 Julius Mays 8.6 2.7 3.1
• Sunk 10 3-pointers in last four games
LSU Tigers
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
G 1 Anthony Hickey 11.7 4.0 3.4~
• Leads the conference in steals per game
F 2 Johnny O’Bryant III 11.1 7.9 0.9
• Logged dbl-dbl with 14 pts and 10 rebs vs. A&M
G 10 Andre Stringer 10.7 1.5 1.9
• One of four players averaging double-figure scoring
G 24 Melik Morgan 5.4 3.4 1.8~
• Second on the team with 28 steals for the season
C 55 Andrew Del Piero 4.7 3.3 1.4^
• Leads the team with 22 blocks on the year

*-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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