Kentucky Looks for Continued Road Success Against South Carolina: Preview, How to Watch, Listen and Follow

Tue., Feb. 8 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, S.C.
Game Notes: UK (PDF) | SC (PDF)
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Radio: Sports Network
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After winning their fourth straight game, and eighth in their last nine, by winning at Alabama on Saturday, No. 5 hits the road on Tuesday for an matchup at South Carolina.

has become a very solid road team, especially of late. Kentucky won at on Jan. 30, then won at Alabama this past Saturday. Neither of those places are easy for opponents. Overall, the Cats have won four of their last five on the road.

Now, the Cats will face another road game, at what can be a very loud Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. The Cats will face the Gamecocks but they are also facing the fact that, despite playing really good basketball lately, they cannot become overconfident. That’s something that assistant coach  thinks this team is built to handle.

“We have older guys,” Lucas said. “We have Kellan Grady, who is 24. We have Oscar (Tshiebwe) who is older, same with Sahvir (Wheeler), Davion (Mintz), Keion (Brooks Jr.). So, it’s a little bit different because we have guys who have been through situations that help them with this.” 

Another thing that an experienced team can have is laser focus and the ability to not look too far into the future. For example, this team may be able to make a run at the Final Four and a national title, but the Cats are focused on the task directly in front of them.

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