Kentucky displaying championship-level defense

Kentucky Defense - photo by Walter Cornett
Defense – photo by Walter Cornett

People from the periphery may highlight ’s 23-point performance as the main reason why the Wildcats were able to leave with a 69-48 win over the Big Ten’s elite program, but those in attendance know there was one reason for ’s triumph.


’s squad completely stifled freshman Miles Bridges, holding him to six points on a night in which he made just 2-of-11 shots from the field.

“We’re getting better,” Calipari said after the game. “Our pick-and-roll defense stinks right now, but it’ll get better. We get out rebounded again, but we’re getting better. These guys took a lot of pride in this game.”

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