Kentucky couldn’t handle the adversity in a shocking loss at Tennessee earlier this month. The young Wildcats have since undeniably grown in that area.
|Thur., Feb. 18 – 7 p.m. ET
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Playing their best basketball of the season, the 14th-ranked Wildcats can avenge that stinging defeat when the Volunteers visit Rupp Arena on Thursday night.
Kentucky’s championship credentials were put into question after squandering a 21-point first-half lead in an 84-77 loss to Tennessee on Feb. 2, but it’s quieted the critics with blowout wins over three other SEC contenders. The Wildcats have beaten Florida, Georgia and South Carolina by an average of 26.7 points and done so with Alex Poythress, the team’s leading rebounder and lone senior, sidelined by a knee injury.
Kentucky (19-6, 9-3 SEC) didn’t even need John Calipari in its latest lopsided victory. With their coach ejected less than three minutes in, the energized Wildcats proceeded to hand the Gamecocks their first home loss in Saturday’s 89-62 rout.