The Kentucky Wildcats won 96-56 on Wednesday evening. Playing the day before Thanksgiving, especially against a low-major opponent, can be a tough spot. It is human nature to be looking ahead to a couple days of rest and come out a little flat. However, after the Wildcats were punched in the mouth by Gonzaga on Sunday, there was probably a little extra fire heading into the matchup with North Florida.
It didn’t take long to realize that Coach Calipari had his guys ready to play against the Ospreys. Kentucky was sharp defensively, executed better on the offensive end, and simply played harder than they did the previous time out against the ‘Zags.