Jan 14, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (5) drives into Arkansas Razorbacks guard Fred Gulley III (12) during a game at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Kentucky 87-85 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Moving Forward

After the heartbreaking loss to Arkansas last week it was imperative that the Wildcats made some changes. With the 74-66 win against Tennessee on Saturday it seemed like Cal got his team to turn up the pace as Andrew Harrison had a breakout game with 26 points and even more impressive he went 10-10 at the line. The Cats didn’t look like themselves as they went 23-24 at the free throw line and if that game was any indication of the team starting to find their shot there aren’t many weaknesses left on this team. Now for the players that need to step up, Willie Cauley-Stein is the first one I would like to talk about as he has been pretty much invisible these past two games. Against Tennesee on Saturday he only recorded 2 points and 3 rebounds and if the Cats want to be able to compete with the best in the country it is going to be up to Cauley-Steins post presence to defer opposing players away from the basket. With Texas A&M coming up tomorrow I fully expect Willie and fellow sophomore Alex Poythress to have breakout games as Poythress will be playing his hometown team and will be poised to have a huge game for the Cats. Should be very interesting to see how this team plays after such a promising win on Saturday, hopefully they can keep it together and make a statement to the SEC they aren’t playing around anymore.

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