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Kentucky Basketball: UK Gets Much-Needed Win Over Alabama Crimson Tide

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The Kentucky Wildcats had just lost two games in a row. The first was to a pesky Arkansas Razorbacks team that just looked like they wanted to win more; the second was to the thirteenth placed team in the SEC, the South Carolina Gamecocks. Both of these losses were extremely disappointing and forced the Wildcats to try their first ever three game losing streak under John Calipari when they took on the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rupp.

Alabama got off to a fast start, but their disappointing season continued as they were unable to hold on to upset the No. 25 Wildcats. Julius Randle had another double-double, but no one else on the team scored into double digits. In all honesty it was a fairly disappointing game for Kentucky, but at this point for UK, a win is a win.

Next, Kentucky goes to play in Gainesville against the No. 1 Florida Gators for the last game of the SEC regular season on Saturday, where the Wildcats should lose. However, the past few seasons the team that has won the SEC regular season title has not won the SEC tournament, and I think that should make Kentucky the favorites to win the SEC Championship against either Florida or Tennessee Volunteers.

The Wildcats may not be the team that everyone expected them to be to start the 2013-14 college basketball season, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to go down without a fight. I think this team gets better in a win or go home situation and finished the season strong in both the SEC tournament and the 2014 NCAA tournament.

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