Disappointingly, Kentucky Wildcats Start SEC Play Just Like They Started the Season

By Trevor Lowry
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats started SEC play just like they started the regular season. The Wildcats started the regular season with a victory and lost the second game of the season, which is exactly how they started conference play. In both starts, Kentucky has been very disappointing.

Yes, the Wildcats are very talented, but is it time to stop considering them as a contender for an SEC title? Kentucky is now 10-5 on the season, with a 1-1 record in the SEC.

Well, if Florida or Missouri can takeover, it is surely time to give up on Kentucky, but that likely will not be the case, since the Tigers are 1-1 as well in conference play. The Gators seem to be the best team in the SEC, with only two losses on the season and a perfect record in the conference.

However, there are going to be more teams to emerge in the conference than people think. Ole Miss knocked off Missouri, which most people thought probably wasn’t possible. Texas A&M, of course, just got done beating Kentucky and Elston Turner went off with 40 points. This conference is much better than many people give it credit for, which means Florida will likely get upset a couple of times, leaving Kentucky in the race to win the conference.

Yes, the Wildcats have gotten off to a very disappointing start, but their freshmen are still very talented. Kentucky will not get a break though, playing the Tennessee Volunteers next. Not to mention, that game will be played at home and the Wildcats are pretty darn good historically at Rupp Arena.

Whether the case, Kentucky continues to disappoint this season, according to Kentucky standards, but don’t count them out just yet.


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