It’s easy to latch onto a big name and an oft-told narrative. It’s been easy to look at this No. 4 Kentucky team through the lens of Julius Randle.
Sure, there are other freshmen on this squad, plenty others who were McDonald’s All-Americans a year ago, too. And yes, there were a few returning players from last year’s never-talk-about-it-again NIT team.
But Randle was and is flashy; his name belongs in discussions with Andrew Wiggins’ and Jabari Parker’s and early debates about who should go No. 1 in the 2014 NBA draft.
But Sunday night’s 79-65 win against Providence is a reminder of one thing: There is more to this Wildcats team than Randle.