Kentucky travels to Chicago to face UCLA on Saturday, December 20 as part of the CBS Sports Classic. Tip is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised by CBS.
|CBS Sports Classic
Kentucky vs. UCLA
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | UCLA
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via CBS
In an honest moment, UCLA coach Steve Alford might roll his eyes at Kentucky’s current dilemma heading into Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.
The Wildcats lost junior forward Alex Poythress for the remainder of the season a week ago to a torn ACL. The injury means Kentucky coach John Calipari must either find a 10th man to play in his unconventional platoon system or simply deal with a nine-man rotation filled with McDonald’s All-Americans and NBA prospects.
Alford only wishes he could sympathize with that problem.
Kentucky’s opponent Saturday has a five-man rotation and little else. In UCLA’s last game, an 87-74 loss to Gonzaga, Alford played four of his starters for at least 35 minutes. The fifth starter played 25 minutes, and only one other player logged more than six minutes.