The Maui Monkey wants something to cheer his Big Blue heart, which was broken on Saturday.
Live game thread for the EMU Eagles at Kentucky.
Here are the game particulars courtesy of UKAthletics.com:
|Kentucky vs. Eastern Michigan
Weds., Jan. 2 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | EMU
Gameday Live: Online audio, blog and stats
Radio: UK IMG
It will be interesting to see if Kentucky lets down its guard against the vastly inferior EMU Eagles. If they don't, this should be a relatively easy game for this improving Kentucky squad. If they do, we will hear a lot of John Calipari yelling and stamping, because the Rupp Arena crowd will be silent as a tomb if the Eagles stay anywhere near Kentucky after the first 15 minutes or so.
What I hope to see:
- A better Alex Poythress. He doesn't have to lead the team in scoring, just be a factor, and play defense.
- More 3-point shots. EMU is a zone team, so we should see lots of them;
- Better transition offense and defense;
- Continued rebounding improvement;
- Continued communication improvement.
This is the last really easy game (at least it should be) before conference play begins. I'd much rather go into conference playing well than struggling against a team 260 spots worse than Kentucky. Let's hope the 'Cats give us something to cheer about so we can move on from that last loss.