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EJ Montgomery knows UK has “big opportunity” against North Carolina Saturday in Chicago

E.J. Montgomery (Vicky Graff Photo)


Kentucky freshman EJ Montgomery knows what Saturday’s game against North Carolina in Chicago could mean for the Wildcats.

“It’s a big opportunity for us to go out there and prove we’ve been working hard lately in these last few practices,” said Montgomery.

He’s not worried about trying to make UK fans or anyone else forget the 34-point loss the Cats had to open the season against Duke.

“Just trying to go out there and prove we’re getting better every day. Every time we step on the floor we’re trying to get better and just improve every day in practice,” Montgomery said. “The team’s just going to go out there and fight, play defense, just do all the little things to just help the team win.”

Montgomery didn’t know much about North Carolina Thursday which is no surprise because coach John Calipari does not go over scouting reports early with his player.

“I just know they’re a good team, good school. This is going to be a dogfight,” Montgomery said.

He does think UK will like to play the fast pace that the Tar Heels prefer.

“I think we’re better like that too. We’re a transition team. We get a lot of transition buckets when we’re going up and down. We’re just having fun out there,” he said.


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  1. I suppose Seton Hall was not such a “big opportunity”

    1. Smoke and Mirrors…typical 21st century spin from reality.
      It’s the norm these days…A learned behavior.

  2. First of all yes I have been critical what has transpare of what this team has done so far. But I have blame the coach CAL ONLY. Hornet and professor don’t be blasting the players you guys can walk the talk it’s not easy to do what you expect out of these players. THERE TRYING TO GET BETTER JUST LEAVE AT THAT. DON’T BE CRITICAL AT THE PLAYERS

  3. @Cats79
    Please…Get off your sanctimonious high-horse and don’t preach to me.
    I don’t see that anyone on this thread has “blasted” the players, so don’t try to make something out of nothing.

  4. These players are like most players over the years, they parrot in public what they hear from their coaches in private. My criticism is squarely directed at the coaches.

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