As John Calipari praised his team for its improvements Saturday, he said the Marshall game was just what the doctor ordered. The Thundering Herd presented the Cats with a big, physical team they had not seen in some time. They had great size at every position and players that could match up physically with Kentucky’s talent.
It was the perfect tune-up for Kentucky’s next opponent, archrival Louisville, right? You know, that team an hour down the road that carries a No. 5/4 national ranking.
“Who are we playing next week?” Calipari said, his sarcasm as obvious as the importance as the strides his team made Saturday. “We’re playing Louisville? Whoa, that’s going to be a hard game.”