Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kentucky vs. Georgetown College Pre-View

Tonight a 7pm, Kentucky will play it's final exhibition of the season and try to get all the kinks worked out before the season really starts.

Some of the things we saw last weekend against Pikeville that the Cats needed to work on was perimeter defense, transition defense and rebounding. Yes, I know Kentucky won the rebounding battle by a big margin (49-25) but, they did give up 15 offensive rebounds to a team who's tallest player was still shorter than our point guard. Those are the things I think they will be paying attention to and working tonight against Georgetown College.

Speaking of Georgetown, let's look at some history of the Tigers...

                                                    SCHOOL HISTORY:

EST:  1829

LOCATION:  Georgetown, Ky

COLORS:  Orange/Black

MASCOT:  Tigers

CONFERENCE:  Great Mid-West Atlantic Conference (provisional) Mid-South Conference.

Georgetown College is a NAIA school and participates in the Mid-South Conference. However, they are awaiting a response to an application filed in July 2012 to transfer they're athletics to NCAA Division II.

Georgetown has had some big success recently in the NAIA winning two National Championships, one in 1998 and another in 2013. The Tigers ended last season with a record of 24-11 losing to Vanguard University 93-85 in the quarter final round of the NAIA Tournament.

Here's a look at what Kentucky will face tonight in Rupp....

                                                   Georgetown's Roster:

                                                         SERIES HISTORY:

The series between Kentucky and Georgetown College dates all the way to 1903 where the Tigers won the first ever meeting 15-6. What's impressive is that the Tigers actually won the first six games of the series before Kentucky finally got their first win in 1907 by a score of 16-15. The last time these two teams met was in 2005 which saw the Cats win by a pretty big margin, 85-63.

Kentucky leads the all-time series with a record of 36-15.

Tonight is Kentucky's last exhibition of the season so they will need to fix the small things that the coaches and fans noticed last weekend. It should be a fun game, one that Kentucky should win fairly easily. So tune in tonight at 7pm on the SEC Network to catch the Cats and Tigers.

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