The Kentucky Wildcats are currently on a two-game losing streak with losses on the road against the Missouri Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. UK is back at home for their tilt against the #11 Tennessee Volunteers.
And to add a little spice to the game, UK will be debuting new grey uniforms, which you can see below:
As you can tell, it’s pretty similar to UK’s normal white checkerboard uniforms, but it is nice to see something a little fresh after the Cats have wore the same uniforms for several years now.
Dick Vitale broke some news yesterday when he tweeted that the Cats will again be without freshman guard Terrence Clarke as he still battles an ankle injury.
In speaking with @UKCoachCalipari today he wanted to make it clear that Terrence Clarke is in pain & can not play Sat vs @Vol_Hoops Also said how frustrating 6 of the losses were as they had a chance to win all of them . Sat 8pm @ EST join @espnbob & me— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 5, 2021
This isn’t the only adversity that will face the Cats. John Calipari has been on the defensive as claims that he’s “talking down to the fanbase” came up during his call-in radio show with Tom Leach.
Asked about KSR taking him to task about "talking down to fans," Calipari says he doesn't know how to respond to that. He adds, if anyone is taking it that way, he'll try to be more careful about it. ... "I understand what these fans mean to this program."— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) February 4, 2021
Calipari is battling a myriad of issues both on and off the court. But winning cures all. And even though Kentucky is far from the NCAA tournament bid, a win against the hated Volunteers could calm the critics at least for a night.
The Vols are an enigma. They’re ranked eleventh in the country but I don’t think anybody believes they’re worthy of that ranking. They’ve lost three out of their last five including a 75-49 drubbing against Florida and a stinker of a loss at Ole Miss, 52-50.
This is a matchup of two struggling offenses so be prepared for some eyesore basketball. It doesn’t help the fact that Doug Shows will be officiating the game, so it is almost sure to devolve into prehistoric basketball.
Hopefully we can talk about a UK victory in the postgame chatter.
Now, let’s get this party started!