By LARRY VAUGHT
With games against Utah, North Carolina and Louisville coming up the next three weeks, Kentucky could easily pick up another loss — or maybe two — before starting conference play.
The Cats took their second loss of the season Saturday when they fell in overtime at Seton Hall.
Kentucky has lost multiple games before Dec. 9 only three times under John Calipari — 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2013-14. But two of those seasons (2011, 2014) Kentucky went to the Final Four. The other season Kentucky went to the NIT but that had more to do with an injury to Nerlens Noel than the early losses.
Tennessee and Auburn both seem to be playing a lot better now than Kentucky. Yet UK is still probably the SEC’s most talented team and Calipari always seems to have a knack for getting Kentucky’s problems solved before the year ends.
“Every year that I go through this, it’s painful and aging — trying to figure out your team, trying to get them to finish games and mature quickly,” Calipari said after Saturday’s loss. “It’s hard. And I’m gonna have to go through it again.”
Yes he is because Kentucky has a lot for him to try and figure out as shown by the loss to Seton Hall.