SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kansas at Kentucky

Kentucky-Kansas

Kansas plays at Kentucky on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Kansas 0.428 0.314 0.648 178 664 253 140 39 228
Kansas OPP 0.406 0.306 0.666 129 574 204 116 46 276
Kentucky 0.486 0.357 0.751 217 691 257 125 95 247
Kentucky OPP 0.421 0.368 0.701 150 484 204 94 47 251

NCAA RPI

Kansas: 14
Kentucky: 8

Kansas Roster

Link to Kansas Roster

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#2 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 192 FR Cartersville, GA
#3 Keldon Johnson G 6′-6″ 211 FR South Hill, VA
#4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 244 SO Kingston, Jamaica
#5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 185 FR Havre De Grace, MD
#10 Jonny David G 6′-2″ 188 SR Pittsburgh, PA
#12 Brad Calipari G 6′-0″ 179 JR Franklin Lakes, NJ
#13 Jemarl Baker G 6′-4″ 192 FR Menifee, CA
#14 Tyler Herro G 6′-5″ 195 FR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 240 FR Lexington, KY
#22 Reid Travis F 6′-8″ 238 SR Minneapolis, MN
#23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 225 FR Fort Pierce, FL
#25 PJ Washington F 6′-8″ 228 SO Dallas, TX

Kansas Schedule/Results

Link to Kansas Schedule

Kentucky Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6* vs Duke L 118-84
Nov 9 vs S Illinois W 71-59
Nov 14 vs North Dakota W 96-58
Nov 18 vs VMI W 92-82
Nov 21 vs Winthrop W 87-74
Nov 23 vs Tennessee St W 77-62
Nov 28 vs Monmouth W 90-44
Dec 1 vs UNCG W 78-61
Dec 8* at Seton Hall L 84-83
Dec 15 vs Utah W 88-61
Dec 22* at UNC W 80-72
Dec 29 at Louisville W 71-58
Jan 5 at Alabama L 77-75
Jan 8 vs Texas A&M W 85-74
Jan 12 vs Vanderbilt W 56-47
Jan 15 at Georgia W 69-49
Jan 19 at Auburn W 82-80
Jan 22 vs Mississippi State W 76-55
Jan 26 vs Kansas
Jan 29 at Vanderbilt
Feb 2 at Florida
Feb 5 vs South Carolina
Feb 9 at Mississippi State
Feb 12 vs LSU
Feb 16 vs Tennessee
Feb 19 at Missouri
Feb 23 vs Auburn
Feb 26 vs Arkansas
Mar 2 at Tennessee
Mar 5 at Ole Miss
Mar 9 vs Florida

Kansas-Kentucky Prediction

Here we go again: It is the staple and centerpiece of the Big 12-SEC Challenge every January, the meeting between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats. Bill Self and John Calipari coached against each other in two national championship games. They meet once again this Saturday. Kentucky is the ascendant team here, having won at Auburn before slamming Mississippi State. The Wildcats are ripening into the team Calipari hoped they would become. Kansas, on the other hand, is without big man Udoka Azubuike, who is out for the season. Kentucky has struggled against long frontcourts, so Kansas – without Azuibuike – is not in a good position to take advantage of Big Blue’s limitations. This Kansas team looks weaker than some of Self’s other Big 12 championship teams. This KU team might not get a No. 1 seed. In Rupp Arena, this is UK’s game to lose. Kentucky 74, Kansas 69. (Matt Zemek)

Game time: 6 ET, 5 CT, on ESPN

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