Found January 19, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
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John Calipari has made no secret that this team will not “whomp” on teams like we are accustomed to seeing. After being handled at home by Texas A&M, the ‘Cats welcome lowly Tennessee into Rupp. While the ‘Cats still struggled with the Vols, Kyle Wiltjer had a breakout game. The ‘Cats may need another one from #33 at Auburn. After having a minor procedure done to his knee, Willie Cauley-Stein did not make the trip. Who will get the start in his place? After another breakout performance against Tennessee, head coach John Calipari praised Wiltjer. He said Kyle has really been doing the extra work in the gym, and is now the most vocal guy on the team. Wiltjer is building his own confidence and may become one of the leaders that this Kentucky team desperately needs. Auburn currently ranks 12th in the SEC in 3-point defense, and Wiltjer could light up the Tigers and the scoreboard tonight.   Besides not being able to guard the 3 ball very well, the Tigers don’t really have a guy o...
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