No. 13 Kentucky prepares for No. 14 LSU

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell isn't worried about his team despite the fact they've lost four of seven games and are .500 in the Southeastern Conference.

With half the season left in league play, there's time for the 13th-ranked Wildcats (16-5, 4-4 SEC) to get back to their winning ways but they must do it quickly with No. 14 LSU (17-4, 6-2) up next on Sunday.

Inconsistency on both ends has been an issue for Kentucky, but its defensive falloff has been startling for a squad that prides itself on smothering opponents. The Wildcats are 10th in SEC scoring defense at nearly 67 points allowed per game, a statistic that must improve against the Tigers. Theresa Plaisance leads LSU, averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.

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