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A matchup between Kentucky and Vanderbilt might draw comparisons to David and Goliath. John Calipari suggests the roles might be reversed this time.

A matchup between and might draw comparisons to David and Goliath – such as when the unranked Commodores upset the eventual national champions in the title game nearly four years ago.

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suggests the roles might be reversed this time.

After plummeting to No. 23 in the wake of two early SEC losses, the Wildcats look to build on a confidence-boosting win when they host the Commodores on Saturday.

Kentucky (14-4, 4-2 SEC) has already lost to LSU and Auburn in conference play, falling from the No. 1 ranking it held in early December down to 23rd – the lowest for the Wildcats since they were unranked to finish the 2013-14 season.

A young Kentucky squad is in danger of falling out of the Top 25 again, and Calipari says his team may be facing its toughest SEC opponent yet.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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