The Kentucky basketball team will take a 3-day hiatus away from one another to enjoy some time with family for Christmas. The Cats stayed in town for Thanksgiving, so this is the first real stretch of time since the summer that Kentucky will be away from each other. For one Cat at least, the timing couldn’t be worse for separation. “Worst scheduling ever,” quipped Willie Cauley-Stein. “My opinion. To be away from teammates and coaches for 3 days.”
Cauley-Stein told Aaron Smith of Rivals in the post-game interviews that he fell victim to a lack of commitment over the short Christmas break last year. A few days can go a long way in losing fitness and focus. “I was a victim of it last year. It will show. You’ll be dying.”
Hopefully Kentucky can keep the positive momentum rolling from the Belmont game even with a few days away from each other.