KU-Kentucky lineups, tipoff time, TV info, facts, figures

Kentucky’s Quade Green (0) shoots near Vermont’s Payton Henson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 73-69. | James Crisp | AP

By Jesse Newell jnewell@kcstar.com

KU vs. Kentucky

When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: United Center, Chicago

TV: ESPN

Radio: WHB (810 AM)

Projected lineups

P

No.

Kansas

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

C

35

Udoka Azubuike

7-0

So.

13.0

G

10

Svi Mykhailiuk

6-8

Sr.

15.0

G

14

Malik Newman

6-3

So.

12.0

G

4

Devonté Graham

6-2

Sr.

10.0

G

2

Lagerald Vick

6-5

Jr.

23.0

P

No.

Kentucky

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

4

Nick Richards

6-11

Fr.

6.0

F

5

Kevin Knox

6-9

Fr.

11.5

F

25

P.J. Washington

6-7

Fr.

11.0

G

3

Hamidou Diallo

6-5

Fr.

17.0

G

0

Quade Green

6-0

Fr.

9.5

About Kansas (1-0): The Jayhawks have won the last two meetings against Kentucky, with both coming in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. That included a 79-73 victory in Rupp Arena last year. … Guard Devonté Graham had a career-high 12 assists in KU’s season-opening 92-56 home win against Tennessee State on Friday. Lagerald Vick also tied his career high with 23 points. … KU is 2-4 overall in the Champions Classic, with both of its wins coming against Duke. The Jayhawks defeated the Blue Devils, 77-75, in last year’s game at Madison Square Garden in New York. … KU is second in program wins (2,218) trailing only Kentucky (2,239). … Coach Bill Self is 3-3 against John Calipari at KU.

About Kentucky (2-0): Kentucky was shaky in its first two games at home, winning 73-63 against Utah Valley and 73-69 against Vermont. Because of that, the Wildcats dropped from fifth in the AP poll to seventh this week. … Kentucky leads the all-time series over KU, 22-8. The two teams are meeting for the fourth straight season. … Coach John Calipari was previously an assistant at KU from 1982-85. He did not cross paths will Bill Self, though, who was a grad assistant at KU during the 1985-86 season. … Kentucky has played eight players this season; six are freshmen, while the other two are sophomores. … Ken Pomeroy’s advanced numbers have this Kentucky team as the fifth-tallest nationally according to “average height.” Only Syracuse, San Jose State, Duke and Iowa are taller. … Kentucky doesn’t appear to be a team that will rely on outside shots, as through two games, only 20 percent of its field-goal attempts have been threes. To compare, 47 percent of KU’s shots against Tennessee State were from the perimeter.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell


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