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Where to Watch Kentucky Basketball vs Lafayette
The #3 ranked Kentucky Wildcats(1-1) host the Lafayette Leopards(1-1) on Fox Sports South at 7pm.
The announcers for tonight’s game are Dave Baker and Kyle Macy. The sideline reporter is Tom Werme.
Here is background info on tonight’s game:
Lafayette has opened to a 1-1 record to begin the 2012-13 campaign under 19th year head coach Fran O’Hanlon. The Leopards are led by freshman guard Bryce Scott who is averaging 23 points per game thus far which includes a 30-point effort in an overtime victory over LIU-Brooklyn. Friday’s meeting will mark the first contest in the series’ history between the two squads.
Lafayette takes on its ﬁ rst nationally ranked opponent since No. 6/7 Villanova on Nov. 20, 2010.
The Wildcats own an all-time record of 8-1 against members comprising the Patriot League. UK has faced Navy the most often possessing a 3-1 record against the Midshipmen.
Lafayette was picked to ﬁ nish fourth in the Patriot League’s Preseason Poll behind Lehigh, Bucknell and American. Holy Cross was also chosen to ﬁ nish fourth, while Army, Colgate and Navy rounded out the list.
UK coach John Calipari has comprised an all-time 5-1 record against the Patriot League members. His most common opponent is also Holy Cross and he owns a 4-1 record against the Crusaders.
Fran O’Hanlon’s 2012-13 squad is one of 10 NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams with multiple Australian-born teammates. Sophomore Dan Trist (Sydney) and freshman Nathaniel Musters (Padstow) each hail from Australia.
Kentucky is 93-16 all-time in homeopeners and has won nine of its last 10 homeopeners and is 3-0 under John Calipari in their ﬁrst home-game.
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
F 3 Nerlens Noel 10.0 8.5 3.0^
• Has at least two steals and three blocks in both games
G 10 Archie Goodwin 16.0 4.0 3.0
• Scored 16 points in both career games
F 22 Alex Poythress 14.0 7.5 0.0
• Totaled 20 points vs. Duke
F 33 Kyle Wiltjer 12.0 4.5 3.0
• Has hit a 3-pointer in six of last seven games
G 34 Julius Mays 7.0 1.5 2.0
• Tallied seven points in both of UK’s games
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
G 12 Seth Hinrichs 16.5 2.5 2.0
• Had 20 points and two steals vs. LIU
G 14 Bryce Scott 2.0 3.0 0.5
• Started both games at guard this season
F 20 Dan Trist 23.0 2.5 2.0
• Posted a team-high 30 points vs. LIU
G 23 Les Smith 4.0 1.0 1.5
• Had eight points and a pair of assists vs. LIU
F 24 Levi Giese 4.5 5.0 3.0^
• Leads team in rebounding
*-Based on previous game’s starters; ^-blocks; ~-steals