Kentucky has tough SEC opener at Missouri – all you need to know

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Wednesday, December 28
7:00 p.m. ET
Mizzou Arena
TV: Network
Radio: Sports Network

When looking at the 2022-23 basketball schedule prior to the season, Wednesday’s game at Missouri (7 p.m., SEC Network) might not have been one that was circled on the calendar. But the Tigers have been outstanding this season, making the Cats’ Southeastern Conference opener in Columbia a tough task.

Missouri is 11-1 this season and is coming off a 93-71 beatdown of then-No. 16 Illinois last week. Missouri’s only loss this season was against No. 4 Kansas.

Kentucky assistant coach K.T. Turner knows that the Cats will need to keep a close eye on one particular Tiger.

“Kobe Brown, he really helps them out, the way he can bring the ball up, he can post it, he can hit trail threes,” Turner said. “The way they play five out, they just spread you out, (so) we’re going to have to do a really good job of guarding the ball. The biggest thing is stopping Kobe Brown from his catch and shoot threes, he’s shooting the ball really well.”

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