Kentucky’s mens basketball program has certainly had their ups and downs this season, starting their season by knocking off top-ranked Michigan State in New York but then soon later taking a defeat from Evansville as the new one-seed. Now, Kentucky has rattled off a few, inconsistently played games in which resulted via a win. So can head coach John Calipari and his team keep up their winning momentum.
The Wildcats’ shouldn't have a problem doing so on Friday, as the country’s ninth-ranked team will face a UAB team that has yet to play a power-five team this season. Kentucky should also continue to overwhelm their opponents with Nick Richards and his height advantage, though they’ll be short-handed on the front line while Nate Sestina misses time due to a broken wrist.
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index is giving the Wildcats’ a 94.2% chance of victory, so the Big Blue Nation shouldn’t have anything to worry about. A quality win would be reassuring as the team nears their dates with Utah, Ohio State and Louisville in the month of December.
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