(Sporting Alert) — No. 1 Kentucky is one of the top 25 teams that will be in action in NCAA college men’s basketball on Tuesday, November 25.
The Wildcats (5-0) will close out its four-game Cawood Ledford Classic against the University of Texas at Arlington.
In their last outing, Kentucky ran away 86-28 victors over Montana State to secure a 3-0 record last week.
The national runner-up is currently on a five game win streak to start the season, with Devin Booker, Aaron Harrison and Dakari Johnson among the leading contributors.
Kentucky has been holding its opponents at an average of 54.0 points so far this season and coach John Calipari is delighted with the defensive side of things, especially the performance in the last outing.
“I loved how we defended,” Calipari told reporters after the Montana State win. “We didn’t look at the score and we just played every possession.
“That’s what we have to do in games like this.
“We sustained, defensively, for the entire time. Just like we did against Kansas. “The issue is, we played the same way offensively, too.”
The Wildcats shot 43.3-percent from the field, but was only 7-of-26 from three-pointers against the Bobcats.
But Calipari isn’t too bothered by the miss-hits from behind the arc and is confident his team will return to its best from long range soon.
Meanwhile, UT-Arlington (3-1) enters this contest on a two game winning streak and will be hoping to extend that run, even if its against the top-ranked team in the country.
The Mavericks will face top-ten ranked teams in two of its next three fixtures, with No. 7 Texas to come on Dec 2.
Also in action on Tuesday is No. 3 Arizona and they will face Kansas State (3-1) in the winners bracket of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
The Wildcats (4-0) used a strong late finish to eased to a 72-53 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night with Brandon Ashley and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each scoring 15 points and Stanley Johnson added 14 points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block on the night.
Elsewhere, the seventh-ranked Texas face St. Francis (PA), No. 8 Virginia play host to Tennessee State, while No. 12 Villanova and No. 19 Michigan will do battle in the Progressive Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
NCAA Top 25 Men’s Basketball Games (ET)
7:00 PM UT-Arlington at (1) Kentucky SEC Network, Watch ESPN
7:00 PM Tennessee St at (8) Virginia ESPN 3
7:30 PM Kansas St vs (3) Arizona ESPN, Watch ESPN
7:30 PM (14) Virginia Commonwealth vs Oregon ESPNU, Watch ESPN
7:30 PM (25) Arkansas at SMU ESPNews
8:00 PM St. Francis (PA) at (7) Texas Longhorn Network, Watch ESPN
8:00 PM Eastern Illinois at (23) Creighton FOX Sports 1
9:00 PM (17) Miami (FL) at Charlotte
9:30 PM Maryland vs (13) Iowa State ESPNU, Watch ESPN
10:00 PM (12) Villanova vs (19) Michigan ESPN, Watch ESPN
10:00 PM Pittsburgh vs (15) San Diego State ESPN, Watch ESPN