Kentucky will look to rebound from its heartbreaking loss to Seton Hall last weekend, as they face Utah on Saturday.
The Wildcats sent the game into overtime because of a miraculous half-court shot from Keldon Johnson, but couldn’t seal the deal in the closing seconds. In order to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time this season, they’ll have to defeat the Utes tomorrow afternoon.
If the Wildcats are going to get back on the right track, then Reid Travis and Tyler Herro will have to start scoring again. With Quade Green transferring from the program, John Calipari needs more production from his starting lineup.
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Utah will be underdogs heading into this match-up, yet they have one advantage which could be exploited. Not only do the Wildcats struggle to defend opponents from three-point range, but the Utes connect on 36 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.
If this game is going to be relatively close, then Utah needs to capitalize on Kentucky’s inability to play tough perimeter defense.
Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. ET from Rupp Arena.
The game will be on ESPN2 with Tom Hart and Jimmy Dykes on the call.