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Mizzou plays Kentucky tonight, yes in Men's basketball, yes that Kentucky... GAME THREAD!

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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Ok, well let's see how this goes...

WHO?

Kentucky Wildcats
@
Mizzou Tigers

WHAT?

Baskets

WHEN?

Tuesday, Feb 21 & 8pm Central

WHERE?

Mizzou Arena
Columbia, MO

WHY?

It's a requirement, I'm sure

WATCH

SEC Network / Watch ESPN
Adam Amin / Jon Sundvold

LISTEN

Tiger Radio Network
Mike Kelly, Gary Link

If you've been paying attention to basketball the last 3 years, this probably isn't a game you feel very good about. Missouri has lost in pretty spectacular fashion to the Wildcats recently, but if there's something to feel better about, they didn't get throttled a few years ago at Mizzou Arena when this happened.

Taking a look at the KenPom profile of the game:

KenPom UK at Mizzou 2-21-17 kenpomeroy.com

Here's the story. Kentucky is legit good. They're talented and they're almost assured a win tonight. Mizzou's best shot is for the Wildcats to forget to show up, and have all four big guys for the Tigers play well. Jordan Barnett, K.J. Walton, Terrence Phillips and Kevin Puryear HAVE to play well and then we can consider the upset. They all played pretty bad last game, so here's to hoping that momentum doesn't carry over and they can reverse course.

At the least, it would be nice to see the Tigers fight and keep it close. They don't have to play out of this world to do that, they just have to play about as well as they did in their two home wins vs Arkansas and Vanderbilt. Let's GO!