These games are meant to help UK improve. Some way. Any way. Samford gave UK's defense — up to this point the clear strength of the team, a unit that head coach John Calipari said is defending at an efficiency so beyond its years it's “not natural” — a new look and a test. See, coming into this game, Samford was supposed to provide a long-range threat. UK's defense had struggled defending the 3; Samford was second in the nation in 3-pointers made.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.