Mar 1, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats players walk on the court in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. South Carolina won 72-67. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: The consequences of the loss to South Carolina

Good Morning, Big Blue Nation. If there was any game that set off an alarm about this team, it was the game against South Carolina last night. A loss against a team with a winning record is understandable, but one against the last place team in the SEC is not acceptable.

John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader says that the Cats had a lack of focus to begin with, but it all went downhill once John Calipari was ejected from the game in the second half.

On the other side of the spectrum, David Cloninger says that South Carolina’s experience was the difference in the game last night for the Gamecocks.

Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal focused on UK’s “too little, too late” comeback at the end of the game.

Eric Lindsey of spoke with Assistant Coach John Robic, James Young, and John Calipari, who said he was proud of his team’s effort at the end of the game. “Feel bad I got thrown out of the game, but I’ll be honest with you: I think we were better with me not there, you know, because I think that maybe it kind of calmed things down on the floor a little bit as far as the calls and all that and we had our chances to win.”

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