It’s been a dismal stretch for the Kentucky Wildcats as they sit at 1-4 on the season. They are in real danger of going 1-5 today as the schedule continues to get more difficult. Instead of taking on the UCLA Bruins, the Cats will face the #22 North Carolina Tar Heels.
With the Louisville Cardinals on the schedule for next week, things don’t get any easier before conference play starts. We saw some fight in the second half of the loss vs. Notre Dame, but I don’t know how much of that was Kentucky instead of Notre Dame just being tired.
I have a feeling we will see it sooner rather than later today.
Tweets of the Day
Let’s paint Cleveland a Kentucky shade of blue— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 19, 2020
⏰- 2 p.m. ET
♂️- @IJackson22 pic.twitter.com/UQbNTY082t
A bumpy ride for the Cats | WDRB- Nothing is going right for Kentucky right now and it’s not getting any better.
Calipari explains switch from UCLA to UNC | Cats Pause- The COVID protocols of the PAC 12 and BIG 10 match better than with the ACC or SEC.
Louisville wants to test IARP route | Courier-Journal-The Cardinals have already dealt with the NCAA infractions committee and that didn’t go over too well. The IARP is a complete unknown but we do know the NCAA signs their checks.
Kentucky vs. UNC tale of the tape | LHL- Kentucky has the talent advantage but they don’t play like a team and they don’t show much urgency at times. Let’s hope that changes.
Immanuel Quickley dazzles in debut for the Knicks | New York Post- Immanuel Quickley got the starting nod at point guard for the Knicks and all he did was this: 22 points, five steals, and five assists in a winning debut for his team. He’s the early steal of the Draft.
The ultimate SEC Championship Game preview | SDS- The Tide take on the Gators but I don’t think Florida has a chance in France to win. Alabama is just that good this year.
Brian Kelly threatens to boycott the College Football Playoff | ESPN- The head coach for the Fighting Irish says his team could boycott the CFP if families aren’t allowed to watch their kids play in person. OK, coach...
The Ducks defeat the Trojans | CBS- Oregon was ushered into the PAC 12 title game after the Washington Huskies were forced to cancel because of COVID. Good for the Ducks but that has to sting for the Huskies.
Gus Johnson says Ohio State in the BIG 10 title game is ‘no debate’ | Sporting News- I love Gus but there is plenty of debate here.
Kyrie cleanses Boston arena with sage | USA Today- It was an ugly breakup between Kyrie Iriving and the Boston Celtics but it certainly appears that Kyrie was the offender here.
Catch me after the game as I breakdown the game between the Cats and the Tar Heels and take your calls before anywhere else!