Nobody would have expected the Kentucky Wildcats to start the season 1-4, no matter what the roster looks like or who the opponents are. But here we are. After losing to Notre Dame on a missed buzzer beater, the Wildcats are now looking ahead to next Saturday when they will take on the UCLA Bruins in the CBS Sports Classic.
After trailing the Fighting Irish by as many as 24 points, Kentucky showed fight for the first time this season in an almost unbelievable comeback. And now the Cats have seven days to prepare for their next matchup. For many, the second half performance against Notre Dame provided hope for this season where there had previously been very little. A strong outing against UCLA could prove that we have seen a turning point for this team, or a step back could show that the big comeback was just a fluke.
Tweet of the Day
John Calipari's message to the team at halftime was to win the second half. That nearly won them the game.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) December 12, 2020
"There's hope now," Calipari said.
Anonymous coaches talking about what is wrong with the blue bloods. I’d stay anonymous too.
If Kentucky really plans to open up the offense, Lewis is the type of player they need on the roster.
It looks like Terrence Clarke is going to being playing a lot of point guard moving forward.
It looks like no major programs are trying to follow Duke’s lead in canceling games.
Women’s basketball is leading the way for Kentucky Athletics, just like we all expected.
Most Kentucky teams see some form of adversity, but this is new territory for the program.
They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
ESPN is basically getting married to the SEC. Hopefully they make beautiful babies.
This will be a fun team to watch and a wonderful bit of nostalgia for Kentucky fans.