How to beat the Kentucky Wildcats

Keeping Cats out of transition, changing up D will be key

Updated: March 30, 2012, 11:22 AM ET
By Doug Gottlieb | ESPN Insider
Baylor/KentuckyPaul Abell/US PresswireIf the Wildcats can run, their foes are done.

The Kentucky Wildcats can be beaten. It's happened twice, between Indiana and Vanderbilt. The Commodores took the Wildcats down in the SEC tournament when UK did not look as sharp as it did during the SEC season. But Kentucky has shown a great deal of focus in winning its league by six games, and winning games comfortably, for the most part, in the NCAA tournament. After breaking down film and talking to several coaches, here are my five keys to beating Kentucky and pulling off what all college basketball fans would deem an upset.

1. Keep Kentucky out of transition. Just remember, Kentucky in transition equals death.


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