Kentucky Wildcats: Trying To Prove Critics Wrong with Win Over UNC

Kevin WelchContributor IDecember 1, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 21:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball during the game against the Rider Broncs on November 21, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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December 5th 12:30 pm, college basketball fans will tune in on CBS to see two of the most storied programs, No. 4 Kentucky and No. 11 North Carolina. The game will be played at Rupp Arena.

Coach Cal has got his 7-0 Wildcats off to their best start since 2004 when they were 7-0 before falling to Louisville. Led by a talented freshmen class, this Kentucky team wants to prove they rightfully deserve their No. 4 ranking by beating a good Roy Williams squad.

Kentucky fans can only wonder as this team struggled against the likes of Stanford and Miami, Ohio. Has there been enough time to get ready for a UNC team that's likely out for redemption?

The big man for Kentucky, DeMarcus Cousins, had this to say about UNC: “I’m not impressed,” Cousins said with a shrug of his shoulders. It's one thing to not be impressed, but another thing to let the media know. Count on Roy to give this quote to his team.

John Wall has so far dominated the college landscape early on, but doubters still point out he hasn't played an elite team. That stops this Saturday, but Wall isn't about stats. "My mindset is to get a win. I’m a competitor,” Wall said.

Questions will be answered soon. Is this Kentucky team one of the best in the nation? Can Wall continue being impressive? Will Cousins still not be impressed after the game? We will all know come Saturday!

North Carolina is 6-1 only losing to a surprising Syracuse team in the 2k Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.