What We'll See: A UK women's grudge match and the start of the bowl season

December 9, 2012 

NCAA Middle Tennessee St Georgia Basketball

Dunbar grad Ebony Rowe leads Middle Tennessee State into Memorial Coliseum.

DAVE MARTIN — ASSOCIATED PRESS

What we'll see

Sunday

The University of Kentucky women's basketball team closes out a busy weekend by trying to settle a score with Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Raiders have beaten the Wildcats two of the last three years, including a 70-58 beatdown of UK last season in which former Paul Laurence Dunbar standout Ebony Rowe piled up 21 points and 12 rebounds. Rowe will be back for another crack at the Cats, averaging a team-leading 19.4 points and a remarkable 40.2 minutes per game. (1 p.m., CWKYT-27.2, Fox Sports South)

Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals get to strut their stuff in front of a national TV audience when they visit the reeling Philadelphia Eagles. After beating the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants and coming off a game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the Bengals could be going for a sweep of the NFC East. (8:20 p.m., NFL Network)

Thursday, Saturday

Louisville's KFC Yum Center plays host to the Final Four of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. Even though Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky dropped out in the earlier rounds, this is a rare opportunity for fans in the commonwealth. (Thursday's semifinals at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday's finals at 7 p.m. All matches on ESPN2)Saturday

Even to the most ardent Kentucky men's basketball fan, this month's schedule must look like an Oreo without the filling. Baylor on Dec. 1? Louisville on Dec. 29? Chocolatey and delicious. But where is the creaminess in between? The Cats continue their December-not-to-remember with a visit from Lipscomb. (12:30 p.m., Fox Sports South)

Saturday

The 2012-13 college football bowl season begins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, featuring Nevada vs. Arizona (1 p.m., ESPN), and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, which pits Toledo against Utah State (4:30 p.m., ESPN). Thirty-three more games are scheduled over the next 23 days, wrapping up with the BCS title game between Notre Dame and Alabama on Jan. 7 in Miami.

Mathew Graf

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