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LANE | Wildcats Face Tide in Another Road Test

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Coming off its worst defeat in years, Kentucky hits the road again Saturday when they visit Alabama.  The Wildcats were dominated by LSU Tuesday 85-67.

"I don't remember talking about going back to the drawing board, but I said get back in the gym," said head coach John Calipari. "Let's get back to work. So there are not a whole lot of changes we've made."

Mychal Mulder was one of the few bright spots for UK in the loss to the Tigers.  And the coach said his play in Baton Rouge likely earned him a spot in the three guard rotation.  Calipari also said Tai Wynyard is progressing in practice and that there's a chance he will play against the Tide.

Cal was asked about how hard it's been for Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress to transition into more lead roles with the team this year.       

"Hard. It’s a hard deal because it’s not every now and then, but the position they’re in now," said Calipari. "They’ve always been in the now-and-then position. Every now and then give us a good game. Now it’s like every day. That’s hard. Everybody wants to be in that position, but the responsibility to be ready, to be prepared for a dogfight every (game is hard). Not fouling out of games, not walking, not hiding. No. Every day. And it’s hard here because this is even worse at this place when you’re on this stage. But they’re doing fine. They’re making strides. This will be interesting to find out where we are especially after what happened there (at LSU)."

Kentucky (11-3, 1-1) and Alabama (9-4, 0-1 tip off at 6:00 pm eastern at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

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