Most fans were asking themselves the question of “when is this team going to come together and play like a team?” Well on Saturday we saw for the first time this season that the Wildcats seemed to be playing for each other and not just themselves. It was truly a beautiful sight as every player that played seemed to play within themselves and not try to do too much as all freshman are known to do from time to time. The 73-66 win over Louisville could be the turning point for this season for the Wildcats and it’s something to be excited about that is for sure.
The most impressive thing to me on Saturday was the fact that the team came together when Julius Randle went down with cramps early in the second half after having a stellar first half for the Cats. Kentucky played with emotion and the lift came from Alex Poythress who came off the bench and played 21 minutes scoring 7 points including 2 emphatic dunks that had Rupp Arena shaking. If Poythress can continue to come off the bench and make an impact like all UK fans know he can Cal’s team can be very good. Sure I might be thinking a little too far into this after this win but it definitely keeps me optimistic after seeing the fight and determination displayed in front of the biggest crowd at Rupp this season.