No Need To Panic For the Kentucky Wildcats

By Trevor Lowry
Kentucky Wildcats
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40-0. Before the season even started, some people were saying that the Kentucky Wildcats would run the table. Well, they are far from perfect so far and that 40-0 conversation seems like a huge joke. It is only Dec. 15 and John Calipari‘s team already has three losses on the year. However, there is no need to panic.

The Wildcats look amazing at times and not so amazing at other times. They have an endless amount of talent, but that talent doesn’t always mesh together the best.

Kentucky may have three losses, but those three came against some of the best teams in the country. It lost to Michigan State, Baylor and North Carolina–three teams ranked in the top 25.

All three of those teams are capable of winning a national championship. The same thing can be said about Kentucky. It did only lose those three contests by a combined score of 14 points.

The Tar Heels looked like the better team in the showdown against Kentucky, but the Wildcats still only lost that game by five points. Just imagine how good this team would be if it were playing on all cylinders. I am not sure if that will be the case at any point in the season because Calipari’s team still has a lot of work to do and is pretty inconsistent. Still, the Wildcats have arguably the most talented team in the country and they will make the tournament this season.

The Wildcats have a couple of matchups left before they tip-off SEC play. They will have to play Belmont–a team that beat North Carolina–and Louisville. A win against both teams would be a huge momentum booster and really would not be that big of a surprise.

Regardless, Kentucky is 8-3 on the season, but there is no reason to panic because this is still an NCAA tournament team and I am sure it will be more than ready by the time March rolls around.

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