Kentucky basketball is on the rise. Two straight road wins have put the Wildcats in a position to break back into the Top 25. But it hasn't been a rosy season for the Wildcats.
Facing absurd expectations heading into the 2012-13 season, John Calipari's squad lost four games in the first half of the season.
Inexperience was prevalent. Scoring was a struggle. Kentucky did not have the look of a tournament team, let alone a Top 25 team.
But things have changed. Kentucky has won five of its last six, with a 3-1 record on the road. It hasn't always been pretty, but Kentucky has progressed.
It has been an up-and-down season for Kentucky. Here's my midseason report card for the Wildcats.