It was not long ago when Kentucky Wildcats fans questioned if their team would make this year’s NCAA Tournament, which was justified when considering how many troubling losses the Wildcats suffered to start the season.
But with a healthier roster and a few role changes, head coach John Calipari has his team playing their best basketball of the season and ESPN’s Joe Lunardi is noticing.
January 26, 2023
Lunardi has Kentucky listed in his “Last Four Byes,” which is certainly the right side of the bubble. Considering the Wildcats were listed in his “First Four Out” just a couple of weeks ago, this is a tremendous turnaround.
Kentucky hosts the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday with another opportunity to further improve their tournament resume. Bill Self’s team enters the game as losers of three straight, so Kentucky will undoubtedly see the Jayhawk’s best effort on Saturday. But these Wildcats are surging as of late and have the required momentum to continue their hot streak.
Tip-off on Saturday is scheduled for 8 pm ET on ESPN.
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Julius Randle in his last 4 games:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2023
37 PTS | 9 REB | 2 AST
36 PTS | 13 REB | 4 AST
23 PTS | 19 REB | 8 AST
32 PTS | 9 REB | 6 AST pic.twitter.com/uhjIKQ9WdA
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