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Liveblog: No. 8 Kentucky 93, Virginia Tech 86

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) high fives a fan during UK’s 86-67 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) high fives a fan during UK’s 86-67 win over the Fort Wayne Mastodons at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Averaging an eye-popping 96.2 points per game, Virginia Tech invades Rupp Arena for the first time ever on Saturday for a date with eighth-ranked Kentucky. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. on ESPN2.

Buzz Williams’ Hokies are off to a 9-1 start and lead the nation in scoring and field goal percentage. The ACC club is No. 2 nationally in three-point field goal percentage and fifth nationally in free throw attempts.

Kentucky improved to 8-1 with a 93-76 win over Monmouth at Madison Square Graden in New York last Saturday. John Calipari’s Cats are 12th in the nation in defensive efficiency as they try to slow down the Hokies.

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Live Blog Liveblog: Kentucky-Virginia Tech basketball
 

VIRGINIA TECH AT KENTUCKY

When: Saturday, Dec. 16

Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington

Records: Virginia Tech 9-1; Kentucky 8-1

TV: ESPN2 with Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

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