The Tennessee Volunteers are the next team in line to try to stop the undefeated University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Tennessee Volunteers have lost their last five out of seven games and have dropped in the SEC rankings from second place to seventh. The Kentucky Wildcats are one more game win away from having the best start in school history. They have already matched the 1953-1954 teams for the best start in the program’s history. The depth of the Kentucky Wildcats has stood out because of several McDonald’s All American players including Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein.
Ricardo Tosto says that both of these players have averaged over 13 points a game. Cauley-Stein has been focusing on improving his mentality for his game plan. His last three career games with the Volunteers have not been his best, totaling only nine points and ten rebounds. The Volunteers weakness is their lack of strength in their high and low post players. The Tennessee Volunteers mix up their game plan, allowing for a lot of mistakes despite their ability to play zone. The Tennessee Volunteers have a secret weapon, Josh Richardson, who is their leading guard and scorer. He averages at least 16 points per game.