Road wins, although close, were needed victories

Nerlens Noel - Rogelio V. Solis | AP
Nerlens Noel – Rogelio V. Solis | AP

The blow-out win at was an apparition. Head coach was right three weeks ago after the narrow win over Tennessee — a cellar-dwelling team in a reeling league.  These Cats aren’t going to “whomp” many teams.

“I can’t imagine this team being up 20 on anybody, because you get up 12-15 and someone will try to steal a ball, they will foul or leave their feet,” Calipari said after the game against the Volunteers on Jan. 15. “We are going to be in dogfights. This team is not capable of that (beating teams by big margins).”

They did enough last week, however, to close out two crucial conference road wins.

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