LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky goes into Tuesday night's game with Texas A&M off Saturday's win over Tennessee, but sophomore big man Willie Cauley-Stein is coming off two subpar outings.
Cauley-Stein fouled out with two points at Arkansas. Saturday against the Vols he failed to score in 19 minutes of action and the Vols dominated on the backboard.
"The Tennessee game was just a physical game." said UK assistant coach John Robic. With John Calipari on the recruiting trail, Robic spoke to the media Monday. "Eventhough he's seven feet tall he has to fight a little bit. Really didn't position himself well in the shot and got thrown around a little bit and he can't do that against big rugged guys like that. And that's something that we worked on yesterday at practice and we'll do that later on tonight when we practice."
Texas A&M upset Kentucky last January in Rupp Arena 83-71, with Elson Turner scorinrg a career-best 40 points. Aggies' coach BIlly Kennedy doesn't think Kentucky will forget. Kennedy coached in Kentucky at Murray State. "I know from being five years in Kentucky they remember it. Our guys better, we'll prepare them and believe me, they want to pay us back, and I know coach Calipari remembers."
UK and Texas A&M will tipoff at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN.