Feb 22, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) reacts after his team defeated the LSU Tigers in overtime at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated LSU 77-76. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Cats continue to grow after win against LSU Tigers



Good morning, Big Blue Nation. There were many great games yesterday, but what a finish by LSU and Kentucky in overtime yesterday. The Cats were able to pull out a 77-76 thriller in Rupp Arena.

John Clay from the Lexington Herald-Leader says despite the win, teams with size like LSU cause issues for Kentucky and it is something to take note of heading into March.

After being criticized by some fans after the first LSU game for not displaying “teamwork”, the Cats showed on the court that they cared for one another and that they were playing for “team”, and not “self”. The Courier-Journal examines the final moments of the game and the ensuing celebration, and how Kentucky displayed teamwork. “I’ve never had a moment where it’s ended like that, where everybody’s jumping on you,” Randle said. “It’s a team-bonding experience.”

On the other side of the spectrum, LSU was criticized for not finishing the game and for continuing to give inconsistent performances on the court.

In football, Kentucky OC Neal Brown has said that he doesn’t support the proposed new rule in football, which would let defenses set up on each possession and prevent offenses from being able to do a hurry-up offense. “I haven’t seen any research that backs the claim that we’re putting kids at risk. I just don’t think it’s true. I think it’s a farce.”

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