Kentucky vs. Tennessee will be an absolute barn burner! My favorite part of this game is the unpredictability of both teams, yeah you can say Kentucky should destroy them but if there’s anything I learned this year about college basketball it’s that no one is safe. Kentucky has a lot of youth, maybe even too much youth. Meanwhile, Tennessee is loaded with returning players, the vets have been there done that and the Wildcats are just getting their first taste of the daunting SEC basketball schedule
The #23 Tennessee Volunteers (9-4) have had some really competitive games with some really good teams. They only lost by single digits to programs like Villanova and North Carolina. The Vols are led by Sophomore Forward Grant Williams who’s averaging an impressive 15.7 points per game halfway through this college basketball season. If the Vols want any chance to beat the Kentucky Wildcats they’re going to have to do it with defense. Kentucky has shown to have issues against gritty defensive teams, the youth of Kentucky hurts them there. If the Vols crowd can bring the energy maybe just maybe they can rattle the cat’s cage.
The #17 Kentucky Wildcats (12-2) come into this one after impressive wins over LSU and Louisville. In fact, the Wildcats blew out Louisville by 30+!!! John Calipari has one of the hardest jobs in all of sports, it seems every year that he has a completely different starting 5 every year and this is no different. With all these talented freshmen it is up to him to get them to play as a team and develop their skills so they win basketball games. The youthful Wildcats are still figuring out how to play together but I don’t expect that will hold them back from dismantling Tennessee.
Kentucky vs. Tennessee: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Kentucky vs. Tennessee
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Start Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Location: Thompson–Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Broadcast: SEC Network
How to Watch Kentucky vs. Tennessee On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
How To Live Stream Kentucky vs. Tennessee Online Without Cable Subscription
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