It’s tough for UK players and fans to not look ahead to the season opener Friday. Some have even turned their attention to rival Duke next week.
But coach John Calipari is making sure the Wildcats focus on their next game, even if it is an exhibition.
The Cats shouldn’t be on upset alert when they take on Transylvania Monday night, but the Pioneers did play UK tight early in last season’s matchup. Kentucky ended up cruising in the second half for a 97-53 win.
“I watched the tape: 17-17, 19-17, 21-19,” Calipari said, recalling the close scores early. “Then we got a little gap before half and you’re up 12 or whatever it was. Kind of wore them down in the second half.”