When Kentucky is good, they’re good. When things seem to be clicking they are near impossible to take down. Kentucky is sitting at 14-3 on the season, and climbing up the charts amongst the nations best playing teams at the moment.
Looking back at their 14 wins, many of them have came in dominating fashion. In fact, all of them have been double-digit beat downs.
Nov. 12: Robert Morris - 40 (100-60)
Nov. 16: Mount. St. Mary’s - 25 (80-55)
Nov. 19: Ohio - 18 (77-59)
Nov. 22: Albany - 25 (86-61)
Nov. 26: North Florida - 34 (86-52)
Nov. 29: Central Michigan - 28 (85-57)
Dec. 7: Southern - 12 (76-64)
Dec. 18: UNC - 29 (98-69)
Dec. 22: WKU - 35 (95-60)
Dec. 29: Missouri - 18 (83-65)
Dec. 31: High Point - 44 (92-48)
Jan. 8: Georgia - 15 (92-77)
Jan. 11: Vanderbilt - 12 (78-66)
Jan. 15: #24 Tennessee - 28 (107-79)
Kentucky has also led in 524 minutes of the 642 minutes of games they’ve played in, which is 81% of the season. It’s no doubt they are playing some good basketball as they just capped off three straight victories after defeating #24 Tennessee last weekend, shooting a Cal Era best 67.9% from the field.
On Wednesday night, they continue on their stretch of tough conference games as they’ll have to travel to Reed Arena to face the 15-2 Texas A&M Aggies. An absolute punch for punch fight which will be followed up just three days later by a road game at #2 Auburn (16-1).
We are seeing one of the strongest SEC basketball seasons this conference has ever seen this year, and Kentucky has received the message that they have programs wanting to take down their throne.
If the ‘Cats are going to be playing some of their toughest stretch of basketball on the season over the next few days, I guess it helps that we’re seeing peak performance showings by our team right now. Let’s try to keep it going.