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Kentucky will not add extra game this week

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The Kentucky Wildcats have won three games in a row to bring their record up to 8-13. While it looks like the only route for this team to get to the NCAA Tournament is a championship in the SEC Tournament, one could argue Kentucky should be adding games to the schedule to get more experience, and potentially more wins, heading into the conference tournament.

However, John Calipari revealed Monday that the Wildcats will not be adding a game this week, despite speculation that one could be added to make up for the Texas A&M game being postponed.

“No game this week. Didn’t want to add another game...shove another game in there,” Calipari said during his call-in show.

Kentucky has missed several games due to COVID protocols this season. Back in December, they missed out on games against Detroit Mercy and South Carolina, both potential wins.

Then the Wildcats had an opportunity for a high-profile win in the SEC/Big 12 challenge against Texas before internal COVID issues caused that cancellation.

After Kentucky’s dominant win over Tennessee on Saturday, Calipari confirmed that the upcoming matchup against Texas A&M was being postponed as well due to COVID-19 issues within the Aggies’ program.

It’s looking like one of South Carolina/Texas A&M will be added to the end of Kentucky’s regular season schedule, as the SEC is using that first weekend of March for make-up games.

Kentucky’s next game will come Saturday against the Florida Gators at 4 pm ET on CBS. After that, Kentucky plays at Ole Miss next Tuesday, then doesn’t have another regular-season game scheduled.

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Posted by Kentucky Basketball on Monday, February 22, 2021

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