Examining What’s Behind Kentucky’s Struggles

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Sports Illustrated

By Kevin Sweeney The pressure is building around John Calipari. Kentucky’s home loss to South Carolina this week was one of the most shocking results of the season. For context: The Wildcats were favored by more against the Gamecocks than they were against Saint Peter’s in last year’s NCAA tournament. The loss only further increased the tension in Lexington, where John Calipari’s program has slumped in recent years. With defending National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe back, no one saw the Wildcats’ struggles coming. Here’s a look at what has gone wrong for Kentucky as it teeters on the bu…

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