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Kansas vs. Kentucky Game Time, Channel, Announcers

Keldon Johnson of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the rim.

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - JANUARY 22: Keldon Johnson #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Rupp Arena on January 22, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

We've got a blockbuster matchup set for this weekend in Lexington when No. 8 Kentucky hosts No. 9 Kansas.

The Jayhawks are coming off a much-needed win over the Iowa State Cyclones on Monday. They previously lost on the road to West Virginia in one of the biggest upsets of the season.

If Kansas is going to stun Kentucky on its home floor, then Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick need to be sensational for their team.

Another important factor will be the one-on-one matchup between Devon Dotson and Ashton Hagans. Both freshmen have done an excellent job of leading their respective teams in their first year, but the pressure is magnified in a game of this significance.

The Wildcats are riding high into this showdown, as the team has won five-straight games. Tyler Herro has really found his shooting stroke over the past few contests, knocking down clutch jumpers and frequently getting to the free-throw line.

Kentucky will play a ranked opponent for the third consecutive game, following its victories over No. 16 Auburn and No. 22 Mississippi State.

With Udoka Azubuike out for the remainder of the season, it'd be wise for Kentucky to exploit the interior of Kansas' defense by heavily utilizing PJ Washington.

ESPN's College GameDay will be present in Kentucky for arguably the best game of this month.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET from Rupp Arena.

Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call the action on ESPN.