Georgetown and Butler? Villanova and Maryland? Connecticut and Kentucky? Unless you have a predilection for bad football games, it must be basketball season.

Georgetown held off Butler Tuesday night, as Andy Katz recounted, but another night brings another early-season showdown. Fresh off beating North Carolina over the weekend, Kentucky and sensational freshman point guard John Wall face Connecticut in Madison Square Garden (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). When the season began, SportsNation tabbed the Huskies No. 8, but a nine-point loss to Duke at MSG two weeks ago bounced Jim Calhoun's team out of the top 10.

Josh (Dallas, TX)

Draft time! Do the Nets take John Wall even with Devin Harris as their PG? If not Wall then who?

Chad Ford
Chad Ford

I think John Wall is so good, virtually every team in the league would take him No. 1. He's the best point guard prospect since Chris Paul. However, a two teams that might pick in the lottery -- the Jazz (remember they own the Knicks pick) and the Bulls (Derrick Rose is too good) -- might go with Derrick Favors instead. Full transcript

liveactionjmaes

if UK keeps UCONN off the boards they win by at least 15...if not they win a little closer game. If the kids at UK are completey blown away with madison square UCONN might stand a chance. but honestly i see this UK team just being too fast and too good for UCONN to win, they may stay close early but the end result should be UK by at least 10...

-- liveactionjmaes
grnmtntiger

If Kentucky can win this game, they will earn some respect. The fact that they let a 26 point whittle down to a two point win AT HOME is not a good sign for the Wildcats. Don't tell me about Wall leaving the game nor any of that.

-- GRNMTNTIGER
wildcatfaneastky

Have you watched UCONN play?The only good team UCONN has played had their way with them even though they were grossly out sized in the matchup.

-- wildcatfaneastky

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