Kentucky Wildcats Cannot Simply Rely On Julius Randle In Matchup Against Louisville Cardinals

By Trevor Lowry
Julius Randle
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The Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals will meet up this Saturday. This was one of the most hyped about matchups entering the season and that has not changed one bit. Whether the case, Kentucky cannot simply rely on Julius Randle in this one.

Randle has been one of the best players in the country so far and he has the stats to prove it. He is currently averaging 18.2 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game. Those are big boy numbers.

As of late, Aaron Harrison has really emerged on the offensive side of the ball. Harrison is averaging 15.1 points per game. There are a number of different players who could go off on this team, though.

One player who is going to have to come up big in this contest is Willie Cauley-Stein. Cauley-Stein is putting up 9.3 points per game, eight rebounds per game and 4.2 blocks per game. His play on the boards and on defense is going to have to be big.

The Cardinals are the defending national champions and they will stay that way until they are beaten.

Kentucky has plenty of players who can score. It cannot rely on Randle to carry the load in this game. Other players are going to have to step up and the Wildcats are going to have to be on top of their game if they plan on knocking off Louisville.

John Calipari‘s team could surely use the win. They have lost to every ranked opponent they have faced and are looking no different than last year’s team when it comes to the resume. With that said, Kentucky has beaten Providence and Boise State.

Regardless, everyone is going to have to come ready to play in this one.

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