The No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats (14-4, 5-1) will take a break from conference play Saturday when they travel to Lubbock to take on No. 18 Texas Tech (12-6, 3-3) in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Saturday will mark the first meeting between the two programs since 1994 when Kentucky defeated the Red Raiders 83-68. Overall the Wildcats lead the all-time series 4-0. 

Texas Tech had a magical 2018-19 season as they reached the final four and took Virginia to overtime, where they fell 85-77 in the national championship game. 

This season hasn’t been as easy for the Red Raiders as they’ve already dropped six games. They enter play fresh off a disappointing 65-54 loss to unranked TCU in Fort Worth. 

While there have been struggles, the Red Raiders do have victory over Louisville on their resume that came when the Cardinals were the nation’s top-ranked team. 

The Red Raiders are 4-2 all-time in Big 12/SEC Challenge games. Last season they picked up a 67-64 victory over Arkansas in Fayetteville.

As for the Wildcats, they enter play winners of six of their last seven games, including a 10 point win over Georgia Tuesday. 

All-time, the Cats, are 3-3 in the Big 12/SEC but have won their last two matchups with a 2018 victory over West Virginia and 2019 win over Kansas.

Before traveling South, head coach John Calipari and guards Immanuel Quickley and Johnny Juzang met with the media to preview the matchup. Hear from all three Wildcats below courtesy of The Boot Store.

John Calipari

Immanuel Quickley

Johnny Juzang

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