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Cats face stiff test at Arkansas


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky rides a three game winning streak into Fayetteville, Arkansas tomorrow and coach John Calipari is anxious to see how far his team has come. The Razorbacks have dropped only one game all season in Bud Walton Arena and are unbeaten at home in the SEC.

A big reason for the Cats' improvement has been the play of the backcourt. Guards will be a big key Saturday, Arkansas will throw on the pressure and trap. Senior Julius Mays knows what to expect. "Obviously the ball is going to be in our hands 90 percent of the game and they're going to get up in us and pressuring us the whole game and trying to get us turned over. Really it's all in our hands to be honest."

Freshman Archie Goodwin will be back playing in his home state.
Calipari admits the emotions involved can make it tough. "He may have a couple moments but hes had them without being home, where he does some things like, 'Oh my gosh, what did you just do?' Calipari said he didn't think the homecoming will affect Goodwin. "I just told him you've got to keep your head focused on our team, but it's hard, it'll be a hard deal for him."

Kentucky hasn't played on the road since the loss at Tennessee, the game after the Cats lost to Florida and lost Nerlens Noel. Guard Ryan Harrow said he believes his team has made a breakthrough and everyone's starting to click, but there are only four games left in the season. "It's find of like the end of the road now, it really matters and everything counts right now. We hold our destiny in our hands as coach would say."

Kentucky and Arkansas will tipoff at 4:00p.m. on WKYT. Wildcat Wrap-up will immediatley follow.


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