The Big Blue Daily Mail -- Kentucky Enters SEC Play

There is a lot of diverse stuff in today's BBDM, but I want to focus briefly on Kentucky beginning SEC play on Saturday versus the Georgia Bulldogs.

It's been a long time since UK got through the non-conference season unscathed, and even though the Wildcats had several tough opponents and a couple of near-misses against not-so-tough opponents, the young Kittens have arrived to conference play with the roundest of numbers in their loss column.

As a bonus, Kentucky is beginning to play some pretty good basketball.  While their performance against the Louisville Cardinals was uneven, I never actually felt that the Cardinals were going to rise up and win the game.  Kentucky pretty much stayed on top of them from tip to horn with the exception of a short period in the middle of the second half.

But the 'Cats are capable of much better play than that, and against Georgia, we have every reason to expect to see some of it.  John Wall is hitting on all cylinders, looking to pass first but never missing an easy opportunity to put the ball in the basket.  DeMarcus Cousins is getting beastlier by the day (some Cardinal fans probably think he has already morphed into Wolverine, but he hasn't), and Patrick Patterson is shooting the ball well from virtually every spot on the floor.

Which brings me to the only real criticism I have at this point -- feed Patterson a bit more.  Okay, maybe that wasn't the only one -- DeMarcus Cousins needs to learn how to pass out of the post, but given the rest of his game, that's a weakness I think we can all live with for the moment.  He has gotten better at virtually everything else as time goes on, so there is no reason to believe that post passing won't improve as well.

The news follows the jump.

 

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