That game against that team, Kentucky vs. Louisville, on Dec. 28?
“Worst scheduling ever,” sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein said.
Kentucky’s players left for home Saturday night after a 93-80 win over Belmont and will return Christmas night to begin preparation for Louisville, a game with meaning beyond just bragging rights.
Kentucky has lost to all three ranked opponents its faced this season; Louisville will be the last chance for a high-quality win before SEC play.
“We’ve played in every big game. I don’t think we can play in any bigger game,” freshman forward Julius Randle said. “Louisville is going to be a really big game for us, but it’s just time to step up and take on leadership.”