[3:02 PM] Hofstra v. #6 Kentucky

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#6 Kentucky: Wins By 25+ Points

Any Other Result

Seventh-ranked Kentucky rebounded from its first loss of the season and tries to avoid looking forward to another high-profile game when it takes on Hofstra in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats, who play No. 5 North Carolina in Las Vegas next Saturday, knocked off Valparaiso 87-63 on Wednesday after their 97-92 loss to UCLA four days earlier.

Freshman Malik Monk (19.3) leads four players averaging at least 12 points for Kentucky, and the Wildcats will get a test inside against 6-9 junior Rokas Gustys, who leads the nation in rebounding (13.5). Hofstra saw its four-game winning streak come to an end with an 81-75 loss at home to St. Bonaventure on Tuesday.

Gustys also scores 9.3 points per game and makes 51.2 percent from the field for the Pride, who can also produce from the outside with 93 made 3-pointers. Freshman Eli Pemberton leads the team in scoring (15.3) while draining 23-of-46 from behind the arc while senior backcourt mates Brian Bernardi (14.1) and Deron Powers (12.5) have also contributed. The Pride, who have not played a ranked opponent since taking on Louisville in 2013, are allowing 45.8 percent shooting from the field – 268th in the nation through Friday.

Freshman Bam Adebayo continued his progression with 16 points and seven boards against Valparaiso, marking the sixth straight double-figure scoring effort for the 6-10 forward. Adebayo leads the team in rebounding (8.1 per game) and fellow freshman De’Aaron Fox tops the team in assists (7.4) while placing third in scoring (15.1). Sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe rebounded from a rough performance against UCLA to make 4-of-7 from the field Wednesday and is second on the team in scoring (16.3), shooting 51.2 percent overall.

The Wildcats are limiting opponents to 26.8 percent shooting from 3-point range –11th in the nation through Friday.


StreakSmarts Pick: #6 Kentucky: Wins By 25+ Points

Confidence: 5/10

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