Kentucky Wildcats remain a work in progress but show signs of growth

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

The happiness expressed by the Wildcats after their victory over wasn’t just because they played the type of game indicative of their abilities.

For once, the 11th-ranked Wildcats had a performance to build from.

That’s a big issue for Kentucky (8-2), which faces another measuring stick Saturday at No. 18 North Carolina. The game will mark the young Wildcats’ first on-campus road test after going 1-2 in neutral-site games.

They showed signs of growth Tuesday night in a 70-55 victory over Boise State. Though the Wildcats’ highly touted freshmen remain a project with plenty of lessons to learn in a challenging month before Southeastern Conference play begins, they took a step forward and look forward to what’s next against the Tar Heels (6-2).

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