Kentucky Basketball: 10 Ways the Wildcats Must Grow Up Fast

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Kentucky Basketball: 10 Ways the Wildcats Must Grow Up Fast
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The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the best teams in the country, ranked second in almost every major poll and have almost an entire starting lineup full of NBA draft picks. 

But Kentucky still has a lot of growing up to do. Three of their starters are freshmen and two are sophomores. Despite their 15-1 record, the Wildcats are much more flawed than it might seem.

Because of the team’s incredible talent, many deficiencies are covered up. Based on the way both teams played, Kentucky should have lost to the Indiana Hoosiers by 15 points. Thanks to their sheer skills, they were up by two points with mere seconds remaining.

Some players are not playing as consistently as they should be. Others still have not yet mastered the offense. Sometimes, the entire team seems as if they are sleepwalking through games.

There are 10 glaring areas in which the Wildcats need to improve quickly or else they will begin losing games. Talent can only carry a team so far.

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