Following a dominant win, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel said he could see the potential of his inexperienced team.
Noel and the eighth-ranked Wildcats will try to keep working toward their lofty expectations when they continue their homestand - part of the Barclays Center Classic - on Wednesday night against Morehead State, which is coached by former Kentucky star Sean Woods.
Kentucky (2-1) has only one returning contributor from last season's national championship squad, sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer, but the Wildcats are once again stocked with talented newcomers. As perhaps expected, though, there are some growing pains for the young team, which opened the season with a pair of challenging games.
The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 3 in the preseason poll, took a hard-fought 72-69 win over Maryland on Nov. 9 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center then fell 75-68 to then-No. 9 Duke in Atlanta on Nov. 13.
They didn't have as much of a challenge in their first game at Rupp Arena, blowing...