Here’s the tape of what doesn’t need to happen tonight in Rupp Arena. Elston Turner was on fire in this game last season as Texas A&M handed John Calipari his first and only home SEC loss at Kentucky.
Turner graduated last spring, thankfully, but JUCO transfer Jamal Jones is an exceptional shooter and scorer for the Aggies in 2013-14. The team’s leading scorer and the second leading scorer in the conference since league play began, Jones hit seven three-pointers, one shy of the school record, in a game earlier this season. He plays the four (hello, Julius Randle) but is more of a three who likes to play out on the perimeter. He’s the one to watch tonight, the guy to lock down so we don’t have to witness anything similar to Turner’s incredible performance one year ago.