Sunday Quickies: On to LSU Edition

Two of the top teams in the SEC will face off Tuesday night, as the Kentucky Wildcats (20-5, 10-2 SEC) take on the LSU Tigers (18-7, 9-3 SEC).

The teams were tied atop the SEC standings along with Auburn before yesterday’s actions, in which Kentucky escaped an Ole Miss upset bid in Rupp Arena and LSU fell 88-82 on the road at Alabama.

Tuesday night figures to be a stiff challenge for the Wildcats, as the environment at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center figures to be raucous when the Cats come into town.

The Tigers are 6-0 in SEC play at home, so the homecourt advantage will definitely be in favor of the Tigers. Kentucky, on the other hand, is coming off of a performance to forget on Saturday where the Cats shot 2-22 from three-point land but were somehow able to squeeze out a victory.

The Tigers are led by guard Skyler Mays, averaging 16 points per game along with leading the team in steals with 2 per game. Tigers forward Emmitt Williams is also a player to watch out for, as he averages almost 14 points per game to go along with 7 rebounds.

A win in Baton Rouge Tuesday night would be a huge addition to Kentucky’s tournament resume. Projected mostly as a 4 or 5 seed in recent projections, a win would go a long way toward helping Kentucky trend upward to potentially land a 3 seed. Kentucky has some quality wins on its resume (Michigan State, Louisville, Texas Tech) but the Cats need a few more wins to negate the bad losses they have on their resume.

Tuesday night provides a major opportunity to not only add to their resume, but also bring home the regular season SEC championship.

And if you’re in the Baton Rouge area, there are still some tickets available for less than $20. Hopefully the Big Blue Nation makes the trip and is able to get in and help support the Cats.

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Quickies

Cats rally from behind to take down Ole Miss – Courier Journal

The Rebels came very close to pulling a major upset in Rupp Arena.

Ole Miss coach says Richards may be best center in college basketball – KSR

Kermit Davis has high praise for Nick Richards.

Clutch free throw shooting the difference in Cats win – Cats Pause

The Cats delivered late at the line while the Rebels didn’t.

Calipari isn’t worried about Ashton Hagans – Herald Leader

Should he be after a subpar performance?

Kentucky has top 3 defensive line class in 2020 – Rivals

Rivals thinks very highly of Kentucky’s 2020 crop of defensive lineman.

Shareef O’Neal transferring to LSU – ESPN

Looks like the Cats will face off against Shaq’s son in the future.

Mel Tucker won’t retain any assistants at MSU – Yahoo

Tucker is cleaning house, and won’t be adding Vince Marrow.

NBA renames All Star Game MVP in honor of Kobe – Yahoo

A nice honor by the league.

Five ways to choose your favorite XFL team – SI

Who is the favorite XFL team of the BBN?

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