Kentucky’s loss to Baylor on Friday night dropped the Wildcats to No. 11 in the national rankings and left no doubt that John Calipari’s team has plenty of problems to fix. The issues are team-wide, and there isn’t a player on the roster who doesn’t have some major growing up to do if this squad is going to be a contender in the postseason.
Even Julius Randle, who’s been one of the nation’s top freshmen since the season’s opening tip, can get better by cutting down on empty possessions. Randle’s team-high turnover rate is a composite of freshman mistakes and frequent double-teams, and fixing either or both will take some serious work on his part.
Herein, a closer look at Randle’s ball-security woes and the rest of the biggest concerns facing Coach Cal’s starting five after nine games.