In life after Nerlens, Cats say it’s about embracing the challenge, coming together

Kentucky Huddle - photo by Walter Cornett |
Huddle – photo by Walter Cornett |

Life after Nerlens.  That’s what the Wildcats now must face in the aftermath of the season-ending injury suffered Tuesday night at Florida.  Without Noel, the Cats not only lose the top shot blocker in the country and their leading rebounder, they lose the credibility they had built with their Tournament résumé the last few weeks in winning seven-of-eight games.

In the days after the devastating loss of Noel, has not only fallen off sturdy ground and onto the bubble, some even believe the Cats are on the outside looking in without Noel.

In the NCAA’s annual mock tournament selection exercise that has been going on Indianapolis the past couple of days, members of the media and Tournament analysts have the Cats now out of the NCAA Tournament, if it were to start today.

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