Kentucky Wildcats get the test they need and pass it

Tyler Ulis - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Tyler Ulis – photo by Chet White |

The Big Blue beatdowns ended in ’s second game against Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket, but as far as is concerned, everyone went home a winner Saturday.

The got a close contest in the for the first time in five games, got its victory, and on a trip that’s supposed to be about learning, found out in a 75-71 nail-biting win that his team still has the same heart and the same late-game toughness that defined the Cats during their magical 2014 postseason run.

“We actually needed a test,” said assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen. “This was good for us. We’re learning a lot about our team. And maybe as important, they’re learning a lot about themselves. This was a game that we needed.”

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