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With Tuesday’s game postponed, where does the basketball schedule go from here?

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats seem to be hitting their stride, picking up three consecutive wins including easily taking care of business against Tennessee yesterday by a score of 70-55.

Normally, Kentucky would follow up a Saturday game with a Tuesday (or sometimes Wednesday) game. That was supposed to be Texas A&M on Tuesday, but due to COVID-19 protocols, that matchup has been cancelled.

So now, Kentucky’s schedule gets thrown another wrench and the Wildcats will seemingly have a week off before hosting the Florida Gators next Saturday.

John Calipari has been talking about possibly scheduling some non-conference games if needed to make up for lost games, but for now, nothing has been set.

However, KSR is reporting that Kentucky may schedule a non-conference foe this week with Brad Calipari’s Detroit-Mercy squad in consideration.

In addition, the SEC is leaving open the weekend of March 6-7 to make up games that have been postponed, but Kentucky now has two between Texas A&M and what was supposed to be the conference opener with South Carolina.

The Cats need as many possible chances to pick up some SEC wins to climb up the conference standings. As it stands, the Cats are within striking distance of fourth place in the SEC. That fourth-place slot is significant as the fourth place team lands a bye into the Friday quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

For a Kentucky team depending on the SEC Tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament, having one less game is absolutely huge.

Conferences trying to navigate COVID-19 postponements is going to be something to watch, and we’ll see how it affects Kentucky moving forward as the regular season winds down.

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Headlines

Kentucky playing with confidence with Tennessee win - KSR

It was huge for the Cats to build a lead and maintain it.

Are the Cats climbing toward their peak? - Cats Pause

As long as the climb means winning the SEC Tournament.

Calipari encouraged by what he sees from Wildcats - Herald Leader

There was a lot to like about Saturday.

Louisville has rough day versus North Carolina - Courier Journal

Not a good day for the short-handed Cards.

DeMarcus Cousins, Rockets to part ways - Bleacher Report

Sad news for all of us who liked the Wall-Cousins reunion in Houston.

NFL salary cuts are beginning - Yahoo

Looks like DeSean Jackson will be looking for a new home.

Who has the weirdest NCAA Tournament resume? - SI

There are a few in this very weird year.