Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena to take on Eastern Kentucky after defeating the #1 team in the nation, Michigan State on opening night of the 2019-2020 college basketball season, they defeated them 69-62. Eastern Kentucky is third in-state team the Wildcats will play this season. This will be the 12th meeting between the Wildcats and Colonels. Kentucky has won the past 11 games between the two teams. Freshmen Tyrese Maxey had a dominating night in his Kentucky debut with a record setting 26 points, the most by a Kentucky freshman.
Eastern Kentucky returns 7 players from last season where they ranked 13th in country for scoring at 82.6 points and sets a school record 12/29/2018 with a single game score of 145 points over Brescia. They broke the OVC record for points in the half with 87 and they averaged 26.8 3 point attempts per game.
You can watch Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky this Friday at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.