After a week that saw UK lose two games by a combined 47 points; and perhaps the best player in college basketball this year to a torn ACL, the Cats rebounded by holding on to defeat the Commodores 74-70 Wednesday night at Rupp Arena.
Florida gave itself some breathing room in the SEC East race by cruising past UK for the team’s first win in their last six tries against the Wildcats.
It wasn’t the blowout that happened at Auburn three weeks ago, but UK won comfortably 72-62 Saturday afternoon at Rupp.
Coming off arguably the biggest win of the season, UK narrowly avoided being swept by Texas A&M winning in overtime 72-68 Saturday afternoon in College Station TX.
UK finally got the win over a ranked opponent it so desperately needed beating #16 Ole Miss Tuesday night in Oxford MS.
In a game that could serve as a microcosm of the up and down year UK is having, the Cats go nearly eight minutes in the 2nd half without a field goal and fall on the road to the Crimson Tide.
Without Willie Cauley-Stein, the Cats went into a hostile environment and demonstrated they are a team that can get a 20 point lead and hold it, a capability John Calipari had doubted earlier in the week.
Just as fans began to think that the University of Kentucky basketball team had turned the corner, they turn in their second straight lackluster effort in a home loss to Texas A&M