If the Wildcats hope to turn things around this season, they will not be able to fall on the usual early season mantra of "wait til March" that is used for early season growing pains.
Kentucky has to begin playing better now during conference play... and with as weak as the SEC is overall, UK playing up to its potential can and should result in an SEC title. Unfortunately for John Calipari and his young Wildcats, there are some major issues that will need to be overcome if that is going to happen.
But even if the Wildcats were closer to where their coach (and the Big Blue Nation) wanted them to be, there are still some major potholes on the road from Lexington to Nashville that they will have to drive over while getting themselves back on the road to the Final Four.
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