UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky's other opponents this week

Radford Highlanders


Basketball Hall of FameTip-Off Tournament

Rupp Arena

(7 p.m., live on Fox Sports South, tape delay on WKYT-27)

About the opponent

Location: Radford, Va.

Enrollment: 9,230

School colors: Red and White

Conference: Big South

Coach: Mike Jones

2011-12 record: 3-1 entering Saturday night's game against Long Island

2010-11 record: 5-24 overall, 2-16 Big South.

All time vs. UK: 0-0

Outlook: Jones was an assistant to Shaka Smart during VCU's run to the Final Four last season. He inherited a team coming off the worst season in Radford history. Ten players returned from last year, led by 6-foot-3 sophomore Jareal Smith (12.8 ppg this season).

Portland Pilots


Rupp Arena

(7 p.m., Live on FS South, taped on WKYT-27)

About the opponent

Location: Portland, Ore.

Enrollment: 3,600

School colors: Purple and White

Conference: West Coast

Coach: Eric Reveno

2011-12 record: 2-1

2010-11 record: 20-12 overall, 7-7 West Coast. Lost to Hawaii 76-64 in College Tournament first round.

All time vs. UK: 0-2

Last meeting: Kentucky won 79-48 on Nov. 19, 2010, in Portland, Ore.

Outlook: You might remember UK beating Portland on its way to Maui last year. Now the Pilots are without four seniors from one of their best teams ever. Reveno likes his freshman class, including 6-10 Thomas van der Mars from the Netherlands and top-100 prospect (the school's first) Kevin Bailey.