No more cupcakes. Sort of. The SEC schedule begins this week for Kentucky basketball and all 18 remaining games on the schedule are against league foes. Many around the country would say there are few challenges on that slate after the SEC took several ugly losses in the non-conference schedule. Even so, the Cats open at Vanderbilt on Thursday night and host Texas A&M on Saturday. John Calipari spoke this morning on the season’s first SEC teleconference. He covered the Commodores, Alex Poythress’ progress, Ryan Harrow’s emergence as a leader and, of course, the state of the league. Sort of.