Kentucky coach John Calipari knows what awaits his Kentucky team in the next seven days and is eager to see how his team matches up with two of the top teams in the nation.
"We are not near those guys, right now. I don't think so," he said. "You know what the great news about playing them is that we are going to find out. We are going to find out. You are talking about a well-coached team with terrific players. They have McDonalds All-Americans and a bunch of them not just one or two. They are young at guard and we are young everywhere. You are talking about two teams who are trying to figure out what is what. I have watched and they play and run hard."
The Wildcats will get their first test of the season Saturday against No. 10 North Carolina at Rupp Arena. The Tar Heels posted a 89-82 win over Michigan State Tuesday night in a rematch of last year's national championship game won by North Carolina. Kentucky then travels to Madison Square Garden to take on 14th-ranked Connecticut a week from today.