Kentucky Basketball Preview

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By Kyle Dauberman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- The Gamecocks men's basketball team plays the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena tonight. The game can be seen on ESPNU or WatchESPN. Here is a quick look at tonight's game.

The Gamecocks head into the match up with a 12-9 (2-6 SEC) record against a Kentucky team that is having a disappointing season with this past years number one recruiting class with a 15-6 (6-2 SEC) record.

Carolina is averaging 69.1 points per game and 37.1 rebounds per game, which rank 133rd and 87th respectively according to ESPN.

USC's two leading scorers are Brenton Williams at 10.6 ppg and Bruce Ellington at 10.3 ppg. Williams has not been scoring as of late with just 2 points combined in the last three games (Arkansas, Florida, and Georgia).

The Gamecock's two leading rebounders are Michael Carrera with 7.0 rpg and Lakeem Jackson with 6.7 rpg.

Kentucky is averaging 76.2 points per game and 39.3 rebounds per game, which rank 29th and 24th in the nation respectively according to ESPN.

The WIldcat's two leading scorers are Archie Goodwin with 14.8 ppg and Alex Poythress with 12.8 ppg.

Kentucky's two leading rebounders are Nerlens Noel with 9.5 rpg and Poythress with 6.5 rpg.

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