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Monday Quickies: Changing the Narrative Edition

Cats look for a statement win over the Heels.

NCAA Basketball: Utah at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats have a big challenge ahead of them this weekend as they are set to face the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Heels are coming off of a big win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs and they sport the same 8-2 record as the Cats. Their two losses are against the Michigan Wolverines (84-67) and the Texas Longhorns (92-89).

This is the chance for Kentucky to change the narrative of the season. This is the chance to get a win over a top 25 team. This is their chance to gain their confidence. This is the chance to erase the loss against the Seton Hall Pirates. This is the chance to get the fan base back.


Calipari says don’t look for Cats to resemble Warriors | Cats Pause- While the three point shooting was much better against Utah, Calipari will not deviate from his style of play. Plus when you have Reid Travis and PJ Washington you need to utilize the post.

Calipari’s handling of transfers is exemplary | WDRB- The way John Calipari supports and helps players that leave his program should be admired and modeled by every college coach. Rarely do these things end on good terms. At UK, they all end on good terms.

A closer look at Utah losing to UK | The blowout is just what this team needed after the heartbreaking loss to Seton Hall.

North Carolina moves up in Power Rankings | ESPN- Everyone is starting to buy into UNC after their defeat of the Zags. They are up to #10 in the ESPN Power Rankings while the Cats aren’t in the top 16.

Tar Heel Hangover? | Tar Heel Blog- Will North Carolina experience a hangover after such a massive win against a top ten team?

Cats out of CBS Power Rankings | CBS- UNC makes the cut for this set of rankings as well but just barely coming in at 19. Cats are out.

Cats also out of the top 25 and 1 | CBS- Gary Parrish still isn’t impressed by the Cats so he doesn’t have them ranked in his top 25. He’s still too busy drooling over 5-5 Penny Hardaway.

IU beats Butler at the Buzzer | Sporting News- Rob Phinisee gives the Hoosiers the lift they need at the buzzer to put away the rival Butler Bulldogs.

Looking at the NFL playoff picture | ESPN- There was a big shake up in the playoff picture as the Texans overtake the Patriots for the two seed and the Bears clinched their division and a spot in the playoffs.