Kentucky wins impressively over Alabama of their first round recreation of the 2019 SEC tourney and face Tennessee Saturday afternoon.
Matt Stone and Dominique Yates, Louisville Courier Journal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No. 2 seed Kentucky (27-5, 15-three) continues Southeastern Convention Event play Saturday in a semifinal matchup with No. three seed Tennessee (28-four, 15-3). This is the knowledge you want to know to comply with the game on tv, radio or online.
Time: Roughly 4 p.m., Saturday (25 minutes after finish of Florida vs. Auburn)
The place: Bridgestone Area (19,395 capability)
TV: The sport can be broadcast on ESPN. That’s DirecTV 206, Dish one hundred forty, U-Verse 602/1602, FiOs 70/570 and Spectrum Cable 31/506 in Louisville, 28/506 in Lexington.
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Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play) and Mike Pratt (analyst) may have the UK radio community call on 840 AM in Louisville and each 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or on-line at UKAthletics.com.
Stay stream: Eligible subscribers can stream the game at WatchESPN.
Collection historical past: UK leads one hundred fifty five-72.
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Neutral website? Kentucky and Tennessee traded house blowouts within the regular season in front of two of probably the most hyped environments anybody witnessed in school basketball this season. On paper, matchup No. three will go down as a impartial-website contest, however will it actually be one contemplating what number of Kentucky followers flock to the SEC Event yearly? Blue undoubtedly dominated the gang in Friday’s night time session at Bridgestone Area, but there was no scarcity of orange in the crowd either. Native Tennessee fans could have the chance to purchase tickets from the eradicated fan bases for Saturday’s recreation as nicely.
“We have been at their place, there was a variety of power, they have been at our place it, was lots of power,” Tennessee star Admiral Schofield stated. “Now we’re on impartial ground the place you’ve received two fan bases that basically love their groups.”
Watch the fouls: It is easy to overlook Kentucky trailed by only one level when sophomore ahead PJ Washington was relegated to the bench with two fouls in the first half in Knoxville. The deficit shortly ballooned uncontrolled with him on the bench and Reid Travis out with a knee damage. Having Travis again for Saturday’s recreation should alleviate some considerations about fouls affecting the result, however he picked up 4 fouls in 23 minutes Friday towards Alabama, a staff that lacks the bodily weapons Tennessee has.
“He’s a physical presence,” Tennessee’s Grant Williams stated of Travis. “He’s a guy who wish to push you off your area. He’s going to be aggressive. I feel like they’re going to allow us to play, so it’s going to be even more fun in that sense.”
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