Kentucky still has some growing up to do.
But, hey, it's only November.
Rallying furiously, the third-ranked Wildcats nearly wiped out a 14-point deficit in the second half but came up short against No. 9 Duke. The defending champs lost 75-68 Tuesday night in the first matchup between the storied programs since 2001.
Seth Curry scored 23 points for the Blue Devils, who relied heavily on their experience to hold off coach John Calipari's latest group of stellar freshmen.
Even so, Calipari actually sounded happier about the way his kids played in a loss than he did after their season-opening win over Maryland.
''We're getting better,'' he said. ''We were better than we were against Maryland. This team just had some seniors. But we had a chance.''
Calipari scanned the scoresheet and was happy with the way the shots were spread around. Among the starters, everyone had between five and 12 attempts.
''That's pretty good. They're sharing,'' he said. ''What they don't understand us h...