Kentucky relishing opportunity to play a different opponent

Tyler Ulis - photo by Walter Cornett
Tyler Ulis - photo by Walter Cornett
Tyler Ulis – photo by Walter Cornett

For weeks, Tyler Ulis has faced Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe, Marcus Lee has battled Isaac Humphries and Skal Labissiere, Charles Matthews has defended and attacked Mychal Mulder. On Monday, that finally comes to an end.

The Kentucky Wildcats will continue battling in practice, obviously, but finally, after numerous hours of hard work during scheduled practices and voluntary pickup games, the Cats will face a team without a blue and white jersey.

“It’s amazing,” Lee said. “Playing against the same people over and over, I mean, you get to learn how to play with them while playing against them, but it’s good that we finally have to be a whole team and play against somebody else.”

The scrimmages are fun and the brotherhood within the team appears to be growing with each passing day, but the excitement and anticipation of facing a different opponent, whether it be in an exhibition, regular season or postseason game, is simply different.

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