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Live updates from Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky college basketball

Three days after knocking off No. 1-ranked Michigan State in the Champions Classic, Kentucky returns to action for its home opener Friday night, taking on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Rupp Arena.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The SEC Network has the telecast. We will be courtside bringing you updates and commentary. Follow along on the dedicated Twitter feed below. Tweet your comments and questions to me at @johnclayiv.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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