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Counting Down to Tipoff

South Carolina (14-12, 5-7 SEC) vs. (2) Kentucky (26-1, 11-1 SEC)

Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
Time: Tonight, 9:00 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN 2
Line: Kentucky -16

The Wildcats will be seeking revenge tonight after South Carolina defeated then No. 1 Kentucky 68-62 on January 26.

Revenge will not be Kentucky’s only motive, however, as the Cats are also working towards a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Gamecocks enter tonight’s game having lost 4 of their last 5 games. South Carolina will be led by All-SEC candidate Devan Downey as he hopes to shoot the Gamecocks to another major upset.

Kentucky, on the other hand, has reeled off 7 consecutive wins following the USC game, including two critical road wins last week at Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

Stat Leaders (via ESPN.com):

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Current SEC East Standings:

Kentucky 11-1
Vanderbilt 9-3
Florida 9-4
Tennessee 8-5
South Carolina 5-7
Georgia 4-8

Let’s go Cats! Time to beat those Cocks!

My Prediction: I’ll take the Cats by 12

Article written by Anthony Wireman