Kentucky Basketball Game Tonight: Kentucky vs Robert Morris, Line, Predictions, Odds, TV Channel & Live Stream for Basketball Game Nov. 12

Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. (Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky forward Keion Brooks Jr. (Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Kentucky basketball team is back on the court tonight after a hard-fought and tough loss to Duke on Tuesday in the Champions Classic.

Big Blue regroups back home in Rupp Arena tonight in the first of seven straight home games taking on Robert Morris in The Kentucky Classic, a two-game stretch tonight, and another Kentucky Classic home game Tuesday against Mount St. Marys.

Despite a solid roster mixed with veteran transfers and returning players, UK wasn’t cohesive enough or long enough to outduel Duke.  Kentucky grabbed its first lead early into the second half, after hanging around, but promptly dug itself a 15 point hole that it couldn’t dig itself out of before falling 77-71.

The three freshmen played and contributed very little with Bryce Hopkins and Damion Collins each only getting two minutes apiece of floor minutes. TyTy Washington got a rude awakening to the college game.

Kentucky basketball should have many players get valuable minutes

Calipari will get him some quick sets to get his confidence back on track instead of forcing shots and plays as he did against Duke. That wore him down mentally and physically and Cal sent him to the bench to observe in the closing minutes.

Assistant Coach Bruiser Flint addressed the media earlier this week in place of Calipari and said what the coaches would like to see and what they liked.

"“I think we can get to the line a little bit more,” Flint said. “Just getting to the line more, maybe posting the ball a little bit more. Also, when you get into games, you can figure out who can do what……The biggest thing is, you’re not looking out there and saying we didn’t play hard enough,” Flint said. “As long as you don’t worry about that, you can coach the other things. You never want to have to coach effort and we didn’t have to worry about that at all.”"

Collins and Hopkins should see much more action tonight showing Calipari what they can do against regular-season completion. Collins can be the third man down low behind Oscar Tshiebwe and Lance Ware.

Speaking of Tshiebwe, he was clearly the beast and the show stopper for the Wildcats on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder kept his team in the game leading Kentucky with 17 points, 20 rebounds including 12 on the offensive end, two blocks, one assist, and a steal.

He will get his double-double with ease tonight and should give way to Ware and Hopkins early for some quality playing time. Ware has been working just as hard as Tschiebwe and is much more ready to enter the game and compete than last season.

Could we see CJ Fredrick for the first time tonight? He had surgery over the summer and has yet to play, although he was available against Duke, but that would have been the wrong situation to put him in. Tonight should be the night to see just what a knock-down shooter he is.

Kentucky basketball vs Robert Morris Odds and Betting

WynnBet’s College Basketball Odds has Kentucky as a +23.5 favorite against Robert Morris with the over/under set at 144.5. Kentucky has a predicted score of 84 points while the Colonials are set at 60.5.

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Kentucky vs Robert Morris Prediction Tonight

We all know the first time these teams met was in the NIT following Kentucky winning the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, Kentucky suffered one of the most humiliating losses it has had 59-57 on the Colonials home floor. UK did win 87-49 the following year.

The Colonials had a rough 2020-21 season going just 4-15 and emptying over half its roster at the conclusion. Seven new players including many transfers now make up the roster.

They do return two starters in sophomore guard Kam Farris and senior forward Kahliel Spear. The pair combined to score 319 points in 2020-21. Spear, a 6-foot-7 220-pound transfer from Bucknell, averaged 9.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 18 games for RMU last year and blocked 23 shots.

RMU can shoot from downtown Farris shoot 46-percent from 3-point range, and Farron Flavros Jr. drained 43-percent behind the arc.

Calipari will be looking to get a lot more players’ time on the court and working combinations so this game won’t be an early runaway. Just how long he sticks with the original starters will play into that.

Let me take Kentucky 83, Robert Morris 57.

What Channel is the Kentucky Basketball Game On

The Kentucky game today will be broadcast on the SEC Network with tipoff set for 7 pm EST.

Play by Play – Mike Morris

Color – Daymeon Fishback

Kentucky versus Robert Morris Live Stream

Today’s Kentucky game can be streamed live on WatchESPN

Kentucky over the airwaves

For the radio enthusiasts, our stellar team of Tom Leach (play-by-play), Mike Pratt, and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the call on the UK Sports Network. They can be heard at 840 AM around Louisville and in the Lexington area at both 630 AM and 98.1 FM. If you are outside these areas check your local statins or you can always listen online at

Kentucky’s Next Game and Schedule

Kentucky’s next game will be November 16 against Mount St. Marys. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next five games.

November 16 Mount St. Mary’s  7 PM SEC Network

November 19  Ohio  7 PM SEC Network

November 22 Albany  TBA

November 26 North Florida  7 PM SEC Network

November 29 Central Michigan  7 PM SEC Network

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