Kentucky takes on Yale, aims for 4th straight victory – all you need to know

vs Yale
Saturday, December 10
1:00 p.m. ET
Rupp Arena
Lexington,

Coverage
TV: Network
Radio: UK Sports Network

No. 16 will try to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory over Yale.  The Wildcats will be strutting in after a win while Yale will be stumbling in from a defeat.

The Wildcats are 5-0 in home games. is second in the with 18.9 assists per game led by Sahvir Wheeler averaging 7.3.

The Bulldogs are 2-2 in road games. Yale is the Ivy League leader with 37.8 rebounds per game led by Matt Knowling averaging 4.7.

averages 3.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Wildcats, scoring 14.4 points while shooting 49.1% from beyond the arc. Jacob Toppin is shooting 42.6% and averaging 12.9 points for Kentucky.

Knowling is scoring 16.2 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Bulldogs. John Poulakidas is averaging 10.8 points for Yale.

Yale came up short against the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, falling 71-61. One thing holding Yale back was the mediocre play of forward Matt Knowling, who did not have his best game: he played for 34 minutes but put up just six points on 3-for-10 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Wolverines typically have all the answers, but on Sunday UK proved too difficult a challenge. UK skirted past the Wolverines 73-69. The Wildcats got double-digit scores from five players: forward Jacob Toppin (14), guard  (14), forward  (13), guard Sahvir Wheeler (11), and guard  (11). Wallace had some trouble finding his footing against the Bellarmine Knights last week, so this was a step in the right direction.

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.