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Can the ‘Cats go to Knoxville and come back with a third straight win?

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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The Kentucky Wildcats are looking for their third straight win and it’s not going to be easy to come by down in Knoxville as they are set to take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

The last time the two teams met in Lexington, the Cats kept the game close until the final five minutes of the game where Tennessee ran away with an eleven point win. Rick Barnes definitely has be a thorn in the side of Kentucky every since he arrived at UT.

Five ‘Cats were in double-digits on Wednesday at Vanderbilt and Jacob Toppin had his best game as a Wildcat. But there were still the same issues that we have seen all season as we all watched a seventeen point lead melt away.

Style points are out the window at this juncture of the season and wins are all that matter. A win against a ranked team on the road would be just what the team needs to continue to gain confidence.

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The Cats have their work cut out for them.

The Louisville Cardinals are in a tough spot after their fourth COVID pause and it doesn’t seem like Chris Mack knows who is going to available to play for the Cards today.

Quickies

John Calipari trying to take advantage of Tennessee trip | Cats Pause- The basketball team has been in Tennessee all week and Cal has been trying to use the time to continue to bond with his team.

Softball Cats sweep | UK Athletics- The Cats swept UNC Greensboro 7-2 and 14-4 as they improve to 5-0 on the season.

Dontaie Allen’s mom responds to uncle |Yoursportsedge.com- Allen’s uncle made news this week as he commented on social media that his nephew needs to transfer. Allen’s mother put those comments to rest for now.

Jim Boeheim comments on Jalen Johnson | CBS- Boeheim lauds Duke’s success after the departure of Blue Devil freshman Jalen Johnson. These coaches love sticking together.

Jay Bilas responds to Boeheim’s quotes on Johnson | Sporting News- Bilas has some strong words for the Syracuse coach. Bilas is always advocating for the player.

Kentucky trying to get to .500 in the SEC | SDS- At this point it’s whatever is positive.

NCAA Tournament to have limited fan attendance | ESPN- Good news for those that can make it to the tournament. It’ll be nice to see some fans.

Wan’Dale Robinson among top transfers | Cats Pause- He’s one of the very best transfers to be picked up and should have an immediate impact on the team.

Big time showdown in Big Ten | USA Today- Michigan vs. Ohio State in basketball has much bigger stakes than the football game has had in years.

Don’t forget to check out the UK Postgame Show on ESPN 680. I promise it’ll be fun.