Kentucky’s mission against Missouri was redemption

Kentucky Defense - photo by Walter Cornett
Defense – photo by Walter Cornett

For the first 13 games in the 2014-15 season, saw the Wildcats dominate teams defensively.

With performances against then-No. 5 Kansas, where the Cats held the Jayhawks to just 19.6 percent shooting, or against UCLA, where the Bruins scored only seven points in the first half, ’s defense was defined as suffocating.

But with the new year brought new challenges – Southeastern Conference play.

The first game of the was surely to be a big win for No. 1 Kentucky, after many coaches and members of the media assured that would run through conference play unscathed.

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