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Kansas Vs. Kentucky: Jayhawks Face Talented Wildcat Team In NYC

Kansas will be tested by a Kentucky team with four projected first-round picks and seven NBA prospects.

In one of the most anticipated games in the early portion of the college basketball season, the No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks will play the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN at 8:00 PM.

For a Kansas team attempting to reload after losing three players to the NBA Draft, playing another John Calipari squad loaded with possible "one-and-done" freshmen will be a good measuring stick for where they stand in the national picture.

The match-up that has NBA scouts buzzing is in the front-court, where Thomas Robinson, a super-athletic 6'9 240 forward widely projected as a lottery pick in next year's draft, will have to battle two other future lottery picks in 6'9 Terrence Jones and 6'10 Anthony Davis.

In the back-court, the Jayhawks upperclassmen, Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson, will need to outplay their more highly-touted but also more inexperienced counterparts in Kentucky's Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb.

And while the future NBA players will get a majority of the press, the game may come down to a match-up of two veteran role players on the perimeter: Kentucky senior Darius Miller and Kansas junior Travis Releford

With a thin Jayhawk bench behind him, Releford will be counted on to provide scoring, rebounding and defense from the forward positions.

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