Kentucky basketball has lost three consecutive games for the first time in coach John Calipari’s tenure, and fear of a three-letter acronym is on the rise: NIT.
Curtis Burch and Joe Mussatto discuss that and more on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, SEC Country’s daily Kentucky podcast.
- What went wrong for Kentucky in College Station? Quite a bit, but a lack of effort to open the second half was most glaring. There were several instances when Kentucky players were slow to get back as Texas A&M picked up easy baskets in transition.
- As Kyle Tucker wrote after the game, the same problems are persisting with this team. One problem? Kentucky is still looking for its leader.
- The Cats have lost three consecutive games, and the skid has sparked plenty of NIT speculation. We took a look at several Facebook comments from people who seem convinced that the Cats would miss the Big Dance. But is it likely? No. Curtis and Joe discuss Kentucky’s tournament resume, and you can read more about it here.
- Curtis and Joe also talked football. Curtis gave an update on outgoing senior offensive lineman Cole Mosier. Speaking of offensive linemen, it’s the group we looked at in the latest edition of our offseason position preview series.
- There will be more football news this week as new Kentucky assistants Michael Smith and Brad White will hold introductory press conferences Monday afternoon.
Don’t miss any of our Cats coverage. Follow podcast host @CurtisBurch as well as @KyleTucker_SEC for hoops and football columns and @Joe_Mussatto for football team coverage and basketball recruiting notes.
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