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Monday Headlines: UK in the new college basketball rankings (UPDATE)

Kentucky falls out of several top 25 rankings.

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UPDATE


In short sight, it’s difficult to criticize the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats following their 86-63 defeat of Louisville on Saturday. But it was less than a week ago the Wildcats were also completely out-classed at Missouri in an 89-75 loss.

You could argue that loss at Mizzou was an anomaly, but Kentucky hasn’t looked good against equal competition in any game of that stature this season.

Instead of highlighting the negative, let’s embrace 2023 as a year of opportunity for the Wildcats to quickly turn things around. After all, Saturday’s win could have very well been the starting point of much better play by head coach John Calipari’s team.

Kentucky will have their chance to prove just that this week with games vs. LSU on Tuesday and at No. 8 Alabama on Saturday. The rest of their January schedule is below...

  • vs. South Carolina on Tuesday, January 10th
  • @ No. 7 Tennessee on Saturday, January 14th
  • vs. Georgia on Tuesday, January 17th
  • vs. Texas A&M on Saturday, January 21st
  • @ Vanderbilt on Tuesday, January 24th
  • vs. Kansas on Saturday, January 28th
  • @ Ole Miss on Tuesday, January 31st

Tuesday’s tip-off vs. LSU is scheduled for 8 pm ET on ESPN.

Now, check back here later for the latest college basketball rankings and where Kentucky stands in them!

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Headlines

Kentucky Needs More of Aggressive Jacob Toppin - Vaught’s Views

Wildcats could use another big scoring from Toppin this Tuesday.

Devin Leary will inherit stable receiver situation at Kentucky - KSR

So much talent for next season.

Tom Brady finds Mike Evans for 3 TDs as Bucs win NFC South - ESPN

Who else was the Fantasy Football beneficiary of Mike Evans on Sunday?

Tyler Herro’s crazy game-winner lifts Heat past Jazz - KSR

This was awesome to watch.

Eagles DE Josh Sweat (neck) to be released from hospital - ESPN

Positive news after such a scary injury.

Future is Bright for UK Defense After Excellent Music City Bowl - KSR

They never gave up despite the offense not being able to score.

Lions run through Bears, win 41-10 to keep playoff hopes alive - USA Today

Showdown with Green Bay next week for the final NFC playoff spot.

UK WBB outmatched by No. 24 Arkansas at home, falling 71-50 - KSR

The shot simply wouldn’t fall for Kentucky.