Feb 5, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dunks the ball against South Carolina Gamecocks guard Brian Richardson (2) in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 77-55. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

4PM Headlines: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Win Over South Carolina


With all of the news today surrounding University of Kentucky football with it being National Signing Day, let’s take a look at a few basketball links instead.

Let’s start with a look at yesterday’s game against South Carolina.  The Cats rolled to a victory by a large margin, with the final score ending at 77 to 55.  UKAthletics.com says that the key to last night’s victory was all about the balanced scoring attack from the Wildcats, who had 5 players scoring in double digits.

Earlier this week, Coach John Calipari was quoted as saying that this Kentucky team is still “in flux” and has been all year.  Larry Vaught examines what that means with this set of Kentucky players.

The Winchester Sun based in Winchester, KY, wrote an interesting piece on Kyle Wiltjer and his progression as a complete player earlier this week.  Wiltjer’s progression from when he first got to campus has been remarkable, but last year, it was never really shown.  This season, Wiltjer is one of the go-to guys on the offensive end of the floor and that transition would be tough for any player.

CBS Chicago highlighted Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel as a “Rising Star” in a recent article.  Noel came into a difficult situation last year, following in the footsteps of Anthony Davis.  Though people say the comparisons should not be made between the two, some of the similarities are just too similar to ignore.

Our last link is a bit of Kentucky basketball recruiting news, as ZagsBlog reported that the #5 player in the class of 2014, Trey Lyles would be taking a visit to the University of Kentucky this weekend.  Kentucky will be the third school Lyles visits this week as he was at the Yum! Center for Louisville’s game against Marquette on Sunday and stopped at Butler on Tuesday.

Stay tuned to Wildcat Blue Nation for all of your Kentucky Wildcats sports news.

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