|Wednesday, December 21
7:00 p.m. ET
|TV: SEC Network
Radio: UK Sports Network
The Kentucky Wildcats will be home for the holidays to greet the Florida A&M Rattlers at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. The Wildcats are out to keep their six-game home win streak alive.
UK came up short against the UCLA Bruins this past Saturday, falling 63-53. Guard Cason Wallace had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 33 minutes but putting up just seven points on 2-for-13 shooting.
Meanwhile, Florida A&M was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 61-55 to the Louisville Cardinals. Guard Jordan Tillmon (17 points) was the top scorer for the Rattlers.
The losses put the Wildcats at 7-3 and Florida A&M at 2-7. UK doesn't typically stay down for long — they're 2-0 after losses this year — so Florida A&M (2-4 after losses) won't have an easy go of it.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 25, 1974, Kevin Grevey joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 51 games.
- On February 25, 2017, freshman Malik Monk scored 33 points against Florida.