After 22 point deficit at half time, the Kentucky Wildcats looked as if they were going to get blown out of Gainesville, which they inevitably did. After their huge deficit heading into the locker room, the Wildcats made a run and cut the Gators lead to 6. The team was making plays and playing together like a team, for a very short period of time, it didn’t last the entire half, but in a small amount of time, the Wildcats were able to get within striking distance. Imagine if they played a whole game like that? They’d blow everybody out of the water.
Coming back into reality, the Wildcats have never played a full game at 100%. They come and go in bursts throughout the game. These bursts can either make it or break it for the Wildcats, and in both games against the Gators, it broke it. There is shining potential on the Wildcat roster, an unlimited supply of talent and heart, the only problem is getting them to play together all at once. They’re young, all of the are young, so it’s harder for them than it is a team full of upperclassmen.
The senior filled Florida Gators will make a huge run towards the National Championship, they’re experience and talent has created team chemistry that no other team in the country is even remotely close to, besides another senior filled team, Wichita State. But the Wildcats have a chance, they’re just as talented and have a will to win. They’re deserving of a game that shows them how talented they really are, and once they see that, I don’t think they’ll go back to their inconsistent ways. Eventually, this team will find a way to win games, they still believe in themselves and in the end, that’s what matters. As John Calipari often says, “I like my team.”