LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The teams are there. The television trucks are there, and the weather will not stop tonight's game between UK and LSU. It will go on as scheduled at 9:00 pm eastern.
An expected ice storm had already cancelled classes Tuesday on the LSU campus and earlier this morning that everything was a go for the game.
Kentucky will be challenged by the Tigers' big, athletic front court. Head Coach John Calipari compared them favorably to Tennessee's front line.
"They're bigger and longer," Calipari said. "The advantage we had (over Tennessee) was, we were long. The advantage (Tennessee) had was strength. These guys are strong and they're big. They're not 6-7, 6-8. They're big."
LSU (12-6, 3-3) is led in scoring by 6'9" Johnny O'Bryant III at 14.6 points per game. 6'8" Freshman Jordan Mickey is second at 13 points per game. Junior Anthony Hickey from Hopkinsville, Kentucky is the Tigers' starting point guard and leads them in assists and steals.
Calipari continues to emphasize that his team is learning to play for each other and play like a team. He says they're getting better, but he wishes they were further along and that it's a continuing process.
"It took us time to get them to think different, think totally different than you've ever thought about this game, and then it's taken time to define how they should play," Calipari said. "You got to kind of define it, and we were all discombobulated for the first month trying to figure that out."
Steve Andress is in Baton Rouge and will have updates on the status of the game throughout the day Tuesday on WDRB and WDRB.com
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