Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky will meet on the basketball court tonight. It’s the 12th meeting for the Colonels and the Wildcats. UK comes into the game again as a heavy favorite.
EKU travels to Rupp Arena sporting a seven and two record. UK is seven and one, coming off a ten point loss to UCLA. The Colonels are ranked sixth nationally in scoring offense and in field goal percentage. The Wildcats, with another strong freshman class, were ranked first nationally before losing last week.
Eastern first year head coach Dan McHale will be facing his alma mater. McHale was student manager for UK from 1998 until 2001. In last year’s December matchup, Kentucky took control early on and coasted to a 33 point win. Tipoff for tonight’s game is set for seven o’clock.