It's not been a good year for Kentucky's basketball team; they beat Florida International this afternoon to get up to 6-6. On Saturday, they lost at home to San Diego. Not San Diego State, but West Coast Conference U of San Diego; yes, they hang with Gonzaga and a 24th ranked St. Mary's club, but we're talking low mid-major here. Not Gardner-Webb subterranean-major level, but no powerhouse.
I was watching the Kentucky-FSU Music City Bowl game (UK's leading 35-21 with a shade over two minutes to go as I go to press) at dinner, when the ESPN crawler showed San Diego losing at Marshall 76-60. Marshall ain't chopped liver, but they're a back-of-the-pack Conference USA club in basketball. Marshall can take care of business at home, but the Mildcats weren't up to the challenge.
It's not looking good for the Gillispie regime. Losing to San Diego and Gardner-Webb at home, as well as losing to Alabama-Birmingham in a home-away-from-home game in Louisville doesn't bode well for taking on the SEC schedule. They'll be lucky to break .500 and limp into an NIT bid.
The local pharmacies in Lexington might want to stock up on anti-depressants this winter.