The Cats fell to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 7 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Even with the drop, it’s the 22nd consecutive week UK has been in the AP top 10.
Kentucky doesn’t plan to take it easy on its Friday opponent, Lafayette, especially given the circumstances. The Cats are coming off their first loss of the season, a 75-68 loss to No. 9 Duke, and will play their first regular-season home game of the year.
Although Coach Cal would have liked for his young Kentucky team to win and to learn, he can take solace in the fact that his super-green Wildcats showed a nationally televised audience that they’ve still got the talent. They just learned that they didn’t have the experience. Not yet. The older, more battle-tested Blue Devils edged UK 75-68 Tuesday night at the Champions Classic. Duke led by as many as 14 points midway in the second half, but the Cats flashed their grit and their potential with a 9-0 run to make a game of it late in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Check out postgame interviews with Coach Cal, Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel following Kentucky’s 75-68 loss to Duke in the Champions Classic. Poythress finished with 20 points and eight rebounds and Noel added 16 points and eight boards. We’ll have the full story from Tuesday night’s game as soon as we land back […]
ATLANTA — Join us Tuesday as CoachCal.com and UKathletics.com team up for a live interactive blog for the Kentucky-Duke game at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the Champions Classic. We’ll detail the action throughout the night, live from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Fans can join the chat and send in questions and comments in a real-time format. We will get started around 9:10 p.m.
ATLANTA — Each and every game, CoachCal.com will talk with assistant coach John Robic about Kentucky’s plan of attack. Coach Robic is responsible for scouting the opposition. Without giving away too much of the game plan, Robic will tell us his keys to the game, an X-factor and who Kentucky has to watch for on the opposing team.
The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the road again for another difficult matchup, this time against Duke in the Champions Classic. UK Sports Video is along for the ride and has video of the first day of UK’s road trip.
ARLINGTON, Texas – One could blame it on the hour-and-a-half delay from the four-overtime Kentucky-Baylor women’s basketball game earlier in the night, but that would be making an excuse for a UK team that showed a lot of glaring holes in its 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. No, after watching his team get […]