The regular season is officially over, Kentucky fans. It really did look like the Wildcats were going to beat Louisville early on and reach the six-win mark. But they let the game get away from them and closed the book on another up-and-down season. On the bright side, you can now fully turn your attention toward the No. 1 basketball team. Cheer up?
Here are five things to know:
- Coach Mark Stoops is just as frustrated as you likely are. After the loss Saturday he was brutally honest, saying five wins isn’t acceptable and that Kentucky needs to get tougher.
- There doesn’t seem to be an update yet, but star running back Boom Williams injured his right elbow against the Cardinals on Saturday.
- The basketball team also lost one of its stars, Tyler Ulis, to an elbow injury this weekend against South Florida. He’s out indefinitely.
- The Wildcats were still able to find a way to win without Ulis, though, handling South Florida 84-63.
- See what Calipari said in his press conference following the victory.
Other Kentucky news from around the Internet
- What now? The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jon Hale took a look at where Kentucky’s football program is in terms of the big picture.
- Losing Williams certainly was a big blow to the Kentucky offense, but as Hale wrote, offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson didn’t use that as an excuse.
- On Kentucky’s offseason to-do list is to improve at the outside linebacker position, the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Kyle Tucker wrote.
- Tucker also took a comprehensive look at what really went wrong against the Cardinals on Saturday.
- More on the game, from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith.
The best stories around the SEC
- Watch this ridiculous catch from Auburn wide receiver Jason Smith. It’s crazy.
- According to a report, Memphis coach Justin Fuente — also an SEC target — is expected to take over Virginia Tech’s program.
- Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin broke his toe after his nine-year-old daughter jumped on him.
- Alabama running back and Heisman candidate Derrick Henry has broken the Crimson Tide single-season rushing record.
- Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was suspended before the Florida State game.