NCAA Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets- Possible Lineups and Predictions

Published 12/06/2020, 12:00 PM EST
Dec 1, 2020; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Isaiah Jackson (23) celebrates with teammates after dunking and drawing a foul against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


NCAA Men’s Basketball will see an exciting clash when the Kentucky Wildcats face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Both teams have had rough starts to the season, with Kentucky sitting with a 1-2 record, while the Yellow Jackets are 0-2.

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Kentucky had a close loss to Kansas a few days ago and had dropped a game to Richmond prior to that. This was a bad way for John Calipari’s latest collection of freshmen to start the season. They are missing an evident cohesiveness about their play and are going through some early struggles in their college basketball careers.

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Georgia Tech has played a style of offensive ball, which hasn’t yielded any results yet. They are averaging 96 points a game for the start of the season, but are conceding an average of 103 points. However, the Yellow Jackets have more experienced players than the Wildcats, and they will be looking to get that edge.

But who wins this tense Sunday affair?

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Even if Kentucky isn’t having the season they were expecting, a lot of their top freshmen will be lottery picks next year. BJ Boston, Isaiah Jackson, Terrence Clark, and others are all high-potential players. However, they are still adjusting to the pace of the game at the college level.

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Nov 29, 2020; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks with an official during the first half against the Richmond Spiders at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky has blown leads in their games till now, which shows the lack of maturity on the court. That is the one thing the Yellow Jackets have going for them. Their best player has been Senior forward Moses Wright He is averaging 25.5 points per game and shooting 60 percent from 3-pointer in the first two games. His average of 12 rebounds is impressive as well. Michael Devoe, Jose Alvarado, Rodney Howard, and Jordan Usher will finish the lineup alongside Wright.

Kentucky will probably start Devin Askew, Terrance Clark, BJ Boston, Olivier Sarr, and Isaiah Jackson.

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For a winner, we will go with Kentucky. The versatility on the offensive end should come good for the team. However, the freshman vs experienced lineup is a tough ask for this Kentucky team that need this win to get their season on track.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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