It’s almost Halloween and that means college basketball season is just around the corner.
Tonight, FPB Classic Cable customers will have the opportunity to witness the #1 team in the country play live on SEC Network as the Kentucky Wildcats participate in their annual Blue-White Scrimmage. While much of the pre-season hype has been about the two platoons of Wildcat players, tonight fans will get to watch as those two platoons go against each other in this intra-squad scrimmage.
Logistically, because it’s an intrasquad scrimmage, the hockey line-like shifts that have shaped much of the preseason talk won’t be put into action Monday. Instead, the two platoons will go head-to-head in a scrimmage the Wildcats say is all about pride.
“I think everybody’s going to have fun being able to play an actual game,” freshman Trey Lyles said Friday. “Madness was more just like pickup, but now playing against each other competitively is going to be a lot of fun.”
Practices, to this point, have been intense.
With a team that features nine former McDonald’s All-Americans and 12 guys who John Calipari says deserve to play, there isn’t a starting group and a backup group, so to speak. No, with two platoons that look to be fairly equal, practices have been competitive and unremitting for the players.
Coverage of the annual Blue-White scrimmage will begin at 7pm tonight on SEC Network (FPB Classic Cable channel 34 and in HD on 534). If you can’t be in front of your television tonight at 7pm, you can watch it on your phone, tablet, or PC via WatchESPN. For more information, please visit www.fpb.cc.wtve