Saturday at 9:00 PM (Eastern) the Kentucky Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 SEC) take on the Florida Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) in Rupp Arena as part of ESPN’s GameDay. Florida’s two losses on the season have come to Wisconsin by 6 points and Uconn by 1 point. They are on a 16 game winning streak and many believe the Gators are playing their best basketball of the season. They have a lot of seniors and juniors on their team that get most of the minutes, and they’re currently projected as a #1 seed in next month’s NCAA tournament; so this will be a huge game for the CATS to see where they stand.
This morning Coach Cal was on Sports Center and asked the fans to stand up in Rupp the last 8 minutes of the game, similar to what they did last year where Florida didn’t score a single field goal during the entire “crowd standing” stretch. I have not seen a Vegas gambling line for this game yet, but there’s chatter from other services that expect Kentucky to be a 1 point favorite. Once I hear of the Vegas line, I’ll update this post with it.
EDIT: Las Vegas has spoken… the CATS have started out being favored by 3 points.
TV CHANNEL INFORMATION:
TV Network: ESPN
Channel on DirecTV: 206
Channel on Dish Network: 140
Channel on Cable: Varies with provider and location–look it up with TitanTV.
LIVE VIDEO STREAM:
We plan on having a couple streaming options for you on our streaming page. We’ll have a link to the WatchESPN stream watch plus we’ll try to find a couple of other streams for those of you without access to ESPN3. Check back 5-10 minutes before the game for the streams to appear.
LIVE AUDIO STREAM:
You can also listen to the game online straight from UK Athletic’s All Access website without any restrictions. Using this link, you can also listen to the pre-game and post game shows, which are always entertaining. The pregame show starts an hour and a half before the game, so you can start listening Saturday at 7:30 PM (Eastern) if you’d like.
INTERACTIVE LIVE BLOG:
Want to get some play-by-play and interact with fans in real time while the game is on? Then head over to Kentucky Sports Radio about 10 minutes before game time to participate in their live blog.
Our favorite place to discuss all things UK basketball with fellow CAT fans is over at CatsIllustrated. There are normally a few thousand people online during games and usually 1,000+ people online on days where there aren’t any games. There are topics about all things UK basketball here. I must warn you though, people can get extremely crazy after a UK loss.