Kentucky and Harvard clash in Lexington

30 November 2017 21:59:05 GMTPlus11

The Kentucky Wildcats go in search of a fifth consecutive victory over the weekend when they host the Harvard Crimson at the Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Ranked seventh in the nation by the Associated Press in their latest Top 25 Poll, the Wildcats have only played one decent team in the Kansas Jayhawks and lost that match up 66-61. The rest has been poor non-conference filler with Harvard, normally a decent side, arriving in town without a winning record.

Just 3-4 on the season, Tommy Amaker's side will first play Northeastern of the Colonial Athletic Association on Thursday.

One place below the Wildcats in the AP Poll the Shockers of Wichita State returned to their winning ways with a waxing of Savannah State.

Losers to Notre Dame in the Final of the Maui Invitational, the Shockers routed the Tigers 112-66 at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. The two teams were actually tied at 20 apiece at 9:35 of the first before Wichita State rolled.

Junior guard Samajae Haynes-Jones came off the bench to lead the hosts with 31 points with five other players in double figures. It's now on to Waco to play the Baylor Bears over the weekend for the Shockers who already have victories over Cal and Marquette.

Baylor was undefeated coming into the week before falling to an underappreciated Xavier side.

The Musketeers were surprised in their previous outing by Arizona State, another side that could cause some damage later in the year. Bobby Hurley has turned the Sun Devils around and is starting to build up that program.

The Wildcats are 12.00 to win the NCAAB Championship and Witchita State are priced at 19.00.

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