John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats face a major challenge: Find a way to stop getting bullied before the heralded squad drops completely out of the Top 25.
|Thur., Jan. 21 – 7 p.m. ET
Bud Walton Arena
Game Notes: UK | AU
Radio: UK Sports Network
The Wildcats have tumbled to No. 23 in the rankings after rising to No. 1 on Nov. 23.
They’ve trailed by large margins, blown double-digit leads and along the way lost some of the intimidation opponents once felt when playing big, bad Kentucky.
There’s still time for Kentucky to correct things, but Calipari says the time is now.
”Whatever is holding you back from high-energy play, you gotta figure it out,” he said earlier this week. ”We’re facing teams that are playing like their lives depend on it. We’ve got to be a desperate team also.”