5 South Carolina preview

Kentucky is coming off just their second loss of the season as 8th ranked Texas A&M defeated them 77-60. Their next opponent is even tougher as the 10th ranked Cats host 5th ranked South Carolina who started out the season being ranked No. 1 in the nation but an early season loss dropped them to No. 5 for the past several weeks. Our matchup with South Carolina marks our fourth straight Top 15 ranked opponent.

10th ranked Kentucky enters this matchup with a 9-2, 2-1 record and 5th ranked South Carolina comes with a 7-1, 2-0 record. USC has defeated just two top ranked opponents and have one lone loss to NC State.

This matchup marks the 68th meeting and South Carolina has won the last 11 of 12 meetings but the Cats lead the all time series, 20-10 but they have not defeated the Gamecocks at Memorial since March 1, 2015, earning a 67-56 win. They lost both games to South Carolina last season.

10th ranked Kentucky and 5th ranked South Carolina go head to head on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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