Mississippi State preview

Kentucky is on a 6 game losing streak as they dropped a very close game to Louisville this past weekend after a missed shot from Olivier Sarr who had an off game. But on a good note besides their SEC/Big 12 Challenge at the end of January, Kentucky has closed out their non conference schedule. Kentucky was suppose to start SEC play this Tuesday but with COVID issues amongst the Gamecock’s program, that game was postponed and a makeup date has not been said, but the SEC left March 5th-7th open for makeup SEC games that have been postponed. Kentucky was also going to try to schedule in another non conference opponent but have decided not to so they can focus on their team. Kentucky starts SEC play by traveling to Starkville to take on (5-3) Mississippi State. Cam’Ron Fletcher returned to the team this week, Dontaie Allen should get his time to shine very soon and it may be even longer before we see Keion Brooks on the court, but Calipari wouldn’t give a time table as to when that would be.

Kentucky may be able to turn around their game with the start of SEC as they don’t exactly have top tier talent and the Bulldogs haven’t done well against better competition on their schedule as they have losses to Clemson, Liberty, and double overtime with Dayton and they start their SEC play on Wednesday against an undefeated Georgia team in Athens. Kentucky needs to focus on their play rather their opponent.

Kentucky holds a  91-18 record over the Bulldogs as the first meeting between these two teams was all the way back on February 28,1933 in the SEC Tournament Championship game, Kentucky would go on to win it 46-27 and Kentucky also won in their last match up when Mississippi State came to Lexington as the Wildcats defeated the Bulldogs 80-72.

Kentucky and Mississippi State go head to head in Starkville this Saturday on SEC Network at 6 p.m. ET

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