Good morning, BBN.
Well, is it really a good morning, after that game last night?
That was easily the worst performance we’ve seen from the Kentucky Wildcats this season, and it seems that a lot of the underlying issues that have been hidden by elite offense came to light.
The inability to stay in front of their defenders, the lack of in-bound defense, and just overall bad defensive awareness really caught up with this team.
Not to mention, for the first time this year, the Cats couldn’t get anything going on offense, and it was not a pretty pairing.
So, is this just a good old-fashioned beat down, or is this something that should really concern BBN?
I’d say both. We’ll probably never see this kind of offensive performance from this team again, but defensively, if there isn’t improvement, we could be looking at another first-weekend NCAA Tournament loss.
With only 13 games left in the regular season, Calipari and staff have to figure this out now.
To make things worse, they don’t have much time to get over this loss as they’re back on the road to face a veteran Arkansas team this Saturday.
While the Razorbacks have had a disappointing season, it’s never easy to go into Bud Walton Arena and get a win.
Arkansas is fighting for any scraps they can get, and after an embarrassing loss like last night, the Cats can’t afford to let this one stick around.
Tweet of the Day
Defense is about focus and toughness, and the happy fun good time offense made it really easy to overlook an obvious lack of both for Kentucky all season. South Carolina tonight made it impossible to ignore.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 24, 2024
Spot on Kyle. Spot on.
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