Kentucky has flexed its considerable talent and muscle over the past two weeks but will have to be even better when it travels to surging, surprising Texas A&M on Wednesday for a key Southeastern Conference dustup in College Station, Texas.
It’s a titanic game for both teams as they look to keep pace with Auburn in the conference race and continue to build on terrific early-season success. And while most could have expected the Wildcats to be playing this well, few would have thought the same of the Aggies, who have been one of the nation’s Cinderellas.
Kentucky impressed voters in the AP poll enough to move up from 18th to 12th on Monday. Meanwhile, Texas A&M (15-2, 4-0 SEC) is on the outside, placing 10th among the teams that also received votes.
The Wildcats (14-3, 4-1) have won three straight games, including a 107-79 shellacking of then-No. 22 Tennessee on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Freshman TyTy Washington Jr. scored a career-best 28 points in the win, with Sahvir Wheeler adding 21 as Kentucky shot a season-best 67.9 percent from the floor.
|Kentucky at Texas A&M|
|Wed., Jan. 19 – 8:30 p.m. ET|
College Station, Texas
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | TAMU (PDF)
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|TV: SEC Network|
Radio: UK Sports Network
The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. That’s DirecTV 611, Dish 408 (Hopper 404), U-Verse 607/1607, FiOs 75/575 and Spectrum Cable 516/517 in Louisville and Lexington.
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