|vs South Carolina|
|Tuesday, January 17|
9:00 p.m. ET
Radio: UK Sports Network
Coming off its best performance of the season, Kentucky is riding a wave of momentum heading into the new week. The Cats are coming off their best win of the season – a 63-56 win at No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday, one that UK knew it needed badly.
“That was a big one for us,” said senior guard CJ Fredrick. “We had been through a lot.”
What was it that made the Cats think they could go to Knoxville and pull off the unthinkable?
“We had a really good two days of practice,” Fredrick said. “Coach (John Calipari) is big on winning each day and that starts with practice and stacking days. So, we had a lot of confidence in those two days of practice.”
Now, Kentucky faces a new challenge – proving that its win at Tennessee on Saturday was no fluke. The Cats get their first chance to do just that at home on Tuesday night when they face a surging Georgia team. How can UK keep the momentum going?
“I think we’ve just got to go out and do the same thing – fight and just do what we know that we can,” said freshman guard Adou Theiro. “Be together as a team.”