The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 2018 NCAA Basketball Kentucky at West Virginia: Preview and Prediction

2018 NCAA Basketball Kentucky at West Virginia: Preview and Prediction

Mountaineers-Wildcats Preview!

Kentucky at No. 7 West Virginia

What: Big 12/SEC Challenge

When: 7 p.m.


Records: Kentucky 15-5 (5-3 SEC), West Virginia 16-4 (5-3)

Series: Kentucky leads 15-5

Last meeting: Kentucky won 78-39 on March 26, 2015, in the NCAA Tournament round of 16 at Cleveland

This is an intriguing match-up between two teams that seem to be going in opposite directions. The Mountaineers rank second in turnover margin (7.0), fourth in forced turnovers (19.1) and seventh in steals per game (9.3). As always “Press Virginia” is in full force but all the questions come on the offensive side of the ball. Kentucky has been in a slump since SEC play. Pre-SEC the Wildcats played a fairly soft schedule, so questions abound about the Wildcats.

Can Kentucky contain Jevon Carter?

Carter is the only player in the nation averaging more than 16 points, six assists and three steals per game. He leads the nation with 68 steals this season. The key for the Wildcats would seem to be to grind on Carter and try to wear him out. If they don’t he will takeover the game and it will be a long night for the Wildcats.

Can Kentucky’s guards handle the Press?

West Virginia’s press can wilt a veteran back court and the Wildcats have a young one. Handling the press will be decisive in who comes away with the victory. Quade Green and the other young Wildcats will see pressure that they have never seen before.

Prediction: I do not see the Wildcats green back court going into Morgan Town and coming away with a win. In the end, look for the Mountaineers’ pressure to be to much for the young Cats.

Mountaineers 77  Kentucky 68

Check out the Mountaineer Weekly Podcast Previewing the Game

Download The Grueling Truth app in the iTunes store!

Follow The Grueling Truth on Twitter @GruelingTruth and Like us on Facebook.

Previous article
Next article
Sportsbook of the month
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
Social Casino of the month
Top Online Casinos
Top Casinos Bonuses
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
Move to Top
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site