Nov 30

Cats Face Another Veteran Team In Baylor

Kentucky hosts Baylor Saturday in a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coming off a 64-50 loss at Notre Dame Thursday night, Kentucky turns around to host Baylor at Rupp Arena Saturday for a 12:30 tip.

And like Notre Dame, Baylor is a veteran squad – which starts two seniors, two juniors and a freshman.

The Bears are led by preseason pick for Big 12 player of the year, senior point guard Pierre Jackson. Jackson leads his conference in scoring (20.3 ppg), assists (6.7 apg) and assist to turnover ratio (2.5).

"This will be an interesting game," Kentucky head coach John Calipari said on Friday. "This will be a hard game for us. Jackson, their big people, they’re going to get after it. Will we be tentative because we got beat? This is a tough one. It’s what we need.”

In this rematch of last year’s Elite Eight game – which UK won 82-70 – Baylor will be looking to end Calipari’s streak of 54 consecutive home wins as the Kentucky head coach.

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