Kentucky-Baylor clash in Dallas - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Kentucky-Baylor clash in Dallas

(RNN) - No. 3 Kentucky (7-1) travels to AST&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, to face No. 20 Baylor on Friday night for a 10 p.m. tipoff. The stadium will host the finals of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in April.

Baylor has four players averaging double-figure scoring: The 6-9 Cory Jefferson scores 13.5 points and grabs 8.8 boards per outing; Kenny Cherry averages 10 points and has dealt 39 assists, and is a 90 percent free throw shooter.

Isaiah Austin, who is 7'1", is averaging 10.5 points and has 26 blocks and helps give the Bears an advantage around the hoop.

Kentucky is coming off a 79-65 win over Providence that saw James Young score 18 points and Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 and blocked nine shots.

Julius Randle failed to make a double-double for the first time in his college career, but will look to get back on track against the Bears, who have an excellent inside-out game. They hit more than 44 percent from 3-point range.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

  • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-19 05:40:15 GMT
    Collins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAMCollins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

    More >>

    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

    More >>
  • Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

Powered by Frankly