5 players Kentucky doesn’t want to see in the SEC Tournament

Kentucky is one of the most talented teams heading into March, but John Calipari's group is far from infallible. These five players in the conference can exploit the Wildcats issues in the SEC Tournament in Nashville.
Florida Gators guard Walter Clayton Jr. (1)
Florida Gators guard Walter Clayton Jr. (1) / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M is another team that will slow Kentucky down, or at least try to. Though the last time these teams played, Buzz Williams’s Aggies obliged Coach Cal and beat him at his own game. Texas A&M outscored Kentucky 8-3 in overtime for a 97-92 win in College Station. 

Wade Taylor IV, led the way with 31 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. He wasn’t overly efficient, going 7-24 from the field. The 2023 first-team All-SEC point guard is second in the conference in steals per game and is one of the best point-of-attack defenders in the country. 

Taylor will give Sheppard and Dillingham problems down the stretch, but the good news for the Wildcats is that he can’t defend both. A&M’s methodical pace will be an issue for Kentucky and so will Taylor’s propensity to take over big games.