Kentucky Closes Cawood Ledford Classic with UT Arlington

Nov. 24, 2014

Kentucky closes the four-game Cawood Ledford Classic on Tuesday, November 25 as they welcome UT Arlington to Rupp Arena. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network and tip is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Gameday
Gameday Information
Kentucky vs. UT Arlington
Tuesday, Nov. 25 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Game Notes: UK Get Acrobat Reader | UTA Get Acrobat Reader
Coverage
TV: SEC Network
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via SEC Network+
Live Audio
Live Stats
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UK Team Stats UTA
80.6 Points 76.8
54.0 Opp. Points 70.5
.467 FG% .433
.281 Opp. FG% .384
.303 3-FG% .425
.281 Opp. 3-FG% .286
.658 FT% .673
45.2 Rebs 39.2
29.6 Opp. Rebs. 39.5
17.6 Assist 14.0
10.8 Turnovers 16.0
9.8 Blocks 3.0
8.6 Steals 7.0

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