The third game in the BBN Showcase is a matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Lamar Cardinals. This is the 4th meeting and Kentucky is 3-0 against Lamar. The first being December 13, 1986 with a 71-56 Kentucky victory and the last being December 28, 2011 with an 86-64 win.
Lamar has a four game stretch in November; with matchups against Mount St. Mary’s, Utah Valley, and UAB. Lamar had their first meeting with Mount St. Mary’s on the 15th, Lamar defeated them 76-61. They took on Utah Valley the 21st and defeated them 74-68 ,before they face Kentucky the 24th. Lamar also takes on UAB who Kentucky takes on the 29th. Lamar is rebuilding their team from last season as they lost three top scorers and two rebounders. The key to another 20 win season is to keep TJ Atwood healthy as he suffered a leg injury last season and get improved scoring production from senior guard V.J. Holmes. Coach Tic Price will also count on his 5 transfers from Division 1 or junior colleges.
You can watch the Cats take on Lamar Sunday November 24th at 6 p.m. on SEC Network.