The Kentucky Wildcats started their college basketball season on the right foot, defeating Northwood 93 to 61. John Calipari played with many different lineups, and the potential is there for Kentucky to have a great year.
That said, this is not the No. 3 team in the nation right now.
In the first half, Kentucky turned the ball over 11 times. Credit Northwood for stealing the ball six of those times, but unforced turnovers were a constant. The Wildcats struggled from the line. Kyle Wiltjer only scored 12 points.
Yes, it's clear that Kentucky has the building blocks for a deep run in March. But mistakes were made. Inexperience was apparent.
Here are my takeaways from the Wildcats' first exhibition game of the year.