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Will Cats "buy in" to system?

Cats continue to struggle at in-opportune times in second half of games.

The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - John Calipari is hoping his young Kentucky Wildcats finally get the message after their latest lesson in what it takes to win .

His team appeared to be progressing from a disappointing nonconference showing. Then came Saturday's loss to Texas A&M - Kentucky's first at home in Southeastern Conference play under Calipari.

The Wildcats (10-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) believe there's time to regroup and fulfill expectations of winning another league title, and Tuesday night's game against Tennessee (8-6, 0-2) offers a good opportunity to reboot.

Calipari hopes that the 83-71 loss to the Aggies will finally help his young Wildcats squad understand and "buy in" to his philosophy of being successful through commitment, hustle and trust - traits Kentucky has sporadically demonstrated this season.

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