Kentucky and Baylor were feeling much better about themselves before their last meeting.
This time, both will be looking to rebound from upsets as the eighth-ranked Wildcats host the Bears on Saturday in a rematch of last season's South Regional final, which Kentucky won 82-70 on the way to a national championship.
After combining for 68 wins last season, these programs have endured their shares of early struggles.
Kentucky has lost two of its first six games for the first time since 2008 after Thursday's 64-50 defeat at Notre Dame. The Wildcats (4-2) had strung together three straight wins against inferior competition since a 75-68 loss to then-No. 9 Duke in Atlanta on Nov. 13.
The 50 points were the fewest they've scored since coach John Calipari took over in 2009. Kentucky shot less than 30 percent from 3-point range for the second time in three games and attempted a season-low 47 shots from the floor.
The Wildcats averaged 85.2 points in their first five games, topping 100 ...