While many of us are still trying to rid the bad taste in our mouth from yesterday’s game, it’s helpful to get all of the outside perspective possible. Being one year removed from a team that nearly won every game on its schedule, losing to two mediocre schools before the end of December is a bit hard to digest.
Many have wondered whether this team will be reminiscent of the NIT group of 2012-13. However, Foxsports’ Reid Forgrave wants no part of that. In his 10 biggest takeaways from yesterday, he devoted some time to asserting his faith in UK:
But this team is not like that NIT team. I believe in John Calipari’s five-month process, and these players do, too. If anything, I think this team will be like the team from 2013-14, which had plenty of bumps on the road to March but then tore through the NCAA Tournament on the way to the national title game.
Clearly, the Cats will need to fix a lot of issues before any of us feels comfortable predicting tournament success. But, it is still December. I guess we should embrace that we have a normal group that is going to suffer some setbacks, but ultimately has a high ceiling.
Still, I wish the road were a little less bumpy.