UK finishes Camp Cal, ready for Mississippi St.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari made sure his young Wildcats spent a lot of time together over Christmas break improving weaknesses on offense and defense, while becoming more cohesive.

Calipari's hope is that the No. 14 Wildcats (10-3) are so tired of seeing him and each other in practice that they take out their aggression on Mississippi State (10-3) in Wednesday night's Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Kentucky hasn't played since beating No. 12 Louisville 73-66 on Dec. 28. The Wildcats now want to apply what they learned about passing, setting picks and defensive stances to the most important part of the season against a conference determined to humble their talented roster.

First up are the Bulldogs, who have won five of six and have matched last year's win total.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus