Sport: Kentucky vs. Carleton game thread and pregame reading

Death toll in Eastern Kentucky floods rises to 25; Gov. Andy Beshear says 'that number is likely to increase'

  Death toll in Eastern Kentucky floods rises to 25; Gov. Andy Beshear says 'that number is likely to increase' Weather reports call for no rain Saturday, allowing a crucial window for emergency personnel to attempt new searches.The number of dead found in Kentucky following devastating flooding this week has risen to 25 and is likely to continue increasing, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a tweet early Saturday.

Game 3 of the Kentucky Wildcats’ Bahamas Tour tips off tonight at 6 pm ET vs. the Carleton Ravens out of Canada. You can watch the action on the SEC Network, and there will be a live online stream via WatchESPN.

  Kentucky vs. Carleton game thread and pregame reading © UK Athletics

It’s been a fun show thus far as Kentucky won its first two games by a 210-96 margin. The big thing I’ll be watching for today is 3-point shooting. While Chris Livingston and Antonio Reeves have been great in that regard, it’s been a struggle for guys like Sahvir Wheeler and others. Here’s to hoping we see other guys step up here today.

Junior forward Lance Ware missed Game 2 with a shoulder injury but did take part in shootaround today and looks set to give it a go.

Floods strike new blow in place that has known hardship

  Floods strike new blow in place that has known hardship JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Evelyn Smith lost everything in the floods that devastated eastern Kentucky, saving only her grandson's muddy tricycle. But she's not planning to leave the mountains that have been her home for 50 years. Like many families in this dense, forested region of hills, deep valleys and meandering streams, Smith's roots run deep. Her family has lived in Knott County for five generations. They've built connections with people that have sustained them, even as an area long mired in poverty has hemorrhaged more jobs with the collapse of the coal industry.

What will you be watching for tonight?

Pregame Reading

  • Kentucky Wildcats serve with Samaritan’s Feet while in the Bahamas
  • Mark Stoops and Mitch Barnhart respond to John Calipari comments
  • 3 more thoughts on Bahamas Tour thus far and how to watch Kentucky vs. Carleton
  • Chin Coleman stresses importance of the chemistry UK is building this week
  • Kaiya Sheron looking to become Kentucky’s backup QB in 2022
  • Postgame notes from Kentucky beating Monterrey Tech
  • Kentucky cruises past Monterrey Tech: 5 things to know and postgame cheers
  • Condensed replay of Kentucky beating the brakes off Monterrey Tech
  • Saturday Headlines: Mitch Barnhart and Mark Stoops speak Edition
  • Kentucky Bahamas Tour 2022: Everything to know

Less talk and more ball, please.

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