Kentucky hasn’t faced much resistance during its best start in five seasons but could get some during an upcoming stretch against three high-profile opponents.
|Kentucky vs. Columbia|
Wednesday, Dec. 10 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | CU
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via WatchESPN
The No. 1-ranked Wildcats will get one final tune-up before those matchups Wednesday night versus Columbia.
Kentucky (9-0) has won its games by an average of 31.8 points this season, with the closest being a 63-51 victory over then-No. 6 Texas on Friday. The Wildcats showed no letdown two days later, thumping Eastern Kentucky 82-49.
Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns had a career-high 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting and nine rebounds as his team secured its best start since winning its first 19 games in 2009-10. Fellow freshman Trey Lyles registered his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Wildcats had their second-best shooting performance of the season (56.9 percent) while holding the Colonels to 26.1 percent.