Despite losing several key members from last year's squad, the Wildcats have once again been picked to win the 2017 league championship thanks in part to the return of sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe and yet another elite recruiting class.
It marked the 12th time since the 1998-99 season that UK was tabbed the preseason favorite. Last year, the Cats shared the crown with Texas A&M, the 47th time that the Big Blue has won the SEC championship.
Preseason Media Poll
3. Texas A&M
8. South Carolina
9. Ole Miss
10. Mississippi State
Kentucky returns to the courr Friday in the annual Blue-White Game at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Tickets for the Blue-White Game are still available. 200-level tickets are $5. The game will also air live on the SEC Network.