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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.
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.
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
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