After suffering a loss in the opening game to top-ranked Michigan State, the Kentucky Wildcats were rolling along rather nicely, until they got one heck of a scare the other night from Cleveland State. John Calipari and the Wildcats were able to escape with a 68-61 win, but there was definite concern within Rupp Arena.
But, Calipari looked at the close victory in a positive light, as a learning experience his young team can use going forward:
“It was a game we needed,” said Calipari, whose team trailed by as many as 11 in the second half to the 3-3 Vikings. “Close wins are better learning experiences. We fought, which was a good thing. We learned about our team.”
On Wednesday, the Wildcats will be back home inside Rupp Arena when they welcome in the 5-0 Eastern Michigan Eagles. While we never like to look at things on paper, this is an EMU team that routed that same Cleveland State team that gave Kentucky a good run earlier this month.
Here’s how you can watch all the action as it plays out on Wednesday between EMU and Kentucky:
Date: Nov. 27
Start Time: 4 PM ET
Location: Lexington, KY
Arena: Rupp Arena
Live Stream: ESPN3
Who do you think comes away with the win in this one? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.