Kentucky Takes on Eastern Kentucky
Dec. 6, 2014
Kentucky welcomes in-state foe Eastern Kentucky to Rupp Arena on Sunday, December 7. The game will be carried by the SEC Network and tip is set for 6 p.m. ET.
|Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky
Sunday, Dec. 7 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | EKU
|TV: SEC Network
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via SEC Network+
This Week's News
- UK defeated its third ranked opponent and second top-10 foe of the season on Friday with a 63-51 double-digit win over of No. 6/7 Texas.
- The Wildcats won for their 26th time in 28 tries as the nation’s top-ranked team.
- Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein netted a career-high in points (21) and earned his first double-double of the year with 12 rebounds. It was one shy of his career-best rebounds.
- His previous career-high scoring output came during his freshman campaign in a 20-point effort at home vs. Vanderbilt.
- Cauley-Stein’s stifiling defense guided the Cats, as the 7-footer earned five steals and three blocks to aid the cause.
- UK turned the ball over just eight times and has eight or fewer in back-to-back contests.
- Kentucky’s defense locked down the previously undefeated Longhorns.
- The nation’s top-ranked defense (per field-goal percent defense) gave up 51 points and has yielded 55 or fewer in all but one contest this season.
- Texas was flustered into 22 turnovers, the second time this season UK has forced 22 miscues.
- The Longhorns were limited to 29.8 percent shooting, and UK has now opened the season holding all eight opponents below 40 percent.
- All three ranked opponents have been limited to 30 percent or lower from the field.
- UK defeated its second ranked opponent of the season on Sunday with a 58-38 rout of No. 25 Providence.
- The Wildcats won for their 25th time in 27 tries as the nation’s top-ranked team.
- Kentucky post players Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein led the way for the Cats.
- Towns followed up his first career double-double in the previous game with 11 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes of action.
- Cauley-Stein also has 11 points and six rebounds, in addition to two steals.
- UK turned the ball over just seven times, the second fewest this season.
- The Cats committed just six turnovers against then-No. 5/5 Kansas
- Kentucky’s defense locked down the previously undefeated Friars.
- The nation’s top-ranked defense (per field-goal percent defense) gave up just 38 points, marking the third time in seven games this year where the opponent has failed to score more than 40.
- In the second half, the Cats held Providence to just 16 points, the seventh time in 14 halves this season that the opponent has been held to less than 20 points.
- The Friars were limited to just 28.2 from the field, stretching UK’s season-opening streak to seven games of holding opponents to less than 40-percent shooting. Only the 2011-12 national title team has matched that streak during the modern era of the 3-point field goal.