Baylor vs. Kentucky: Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread Info and Predictions

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats blocks a shot by Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers in the second half during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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When the No. 1-seeded Kentucky Wildcats square off with the No. 3 Baylor Bears in Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup, the teams will be engaged in an all-out war with huge implications.

Not only will the winner advance to the Final Four, they can say that they were part of what could be the best game of the 2012 NCAA tourney. Don’t turn away from what should be an amazing Elite Eight matchup

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 17: Brady Heslip #5 of the Baylor Bears celebrates hitting a 3-point shot in the first half against the Colorado Buffaloes during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 17, 2012 in Albuquer
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Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

When: Sunday, March 24, 2:20 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Listen: ESPN Radio


Betting Line: Covers

Over/Under: 146, Spread: Kentucky -1

I expect both teams to be going as hard as possible at this point. With Kentucky scoring over 100 points in their last game, I feel comfortable taking them giving a point, and I’m almost certain the over is a lock.



Injuries: USA Today


No injuries to report.


Jon Hood, G, out indefinitely

Sam Malone, G, out for season


ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 and Darius Miller #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats react during their 102 to 90 win over the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Semifinal game at the Georgia Dome on March 2
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Key Matchup: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Perry Jones III

The matchup to watch will take place down low for the majority of the game, but it could turn into a battle of who can outlast the other in terms of stamina. Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Baylor’s Perry Jones III are two of the better forwards in college basketball, and the result of their on-court battles will decide which teams walks away victorious.


Prediction: Kentucky 88, Baylor 77


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